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Kosovo and the outlines of Europe’s new order
Sergei Medvedev
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Peter van Ham

very existence. ‘Kosovo’ and the European security discourse have discursively framed the diverse meanings of ‘Europe’, fixing its geopolitical boundaries by locating its practices and by speaking as if a stable European polity already exists. The ‘enemy’ of Europe’s volatile identity has been defined as the ‘unknown’, the ‘unpredictable’ and the ‘unstable’. The challenge for the EU has been to prevent a

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Christian Kaunert

. But how is the Commission characterised by this theory? Like in neofunctionalist logic, institutions matter (Stone Sweet and Sandholtz, 1997, p. 310). Rules define roles (who is an actor), and norms matter. Actors behave in selfinterested, rationalist-materialist ways. Therefore, institutions like the Commission work to enhance their own autonomy and influence within the European polity. Thereby, it

in European internal security