Why Kosovo Still Matters

Why Kosovo Still Matters

by Denis MacShane


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A short polemical appeal by Dennis MacShane (Minister for Europe 2005-2010) for policy-makers to re-engage with the Western Balkans before it is too late. Drawing on his experience as a Minister for the Balkans between 2001-2010, MacShane has written a vivid and forceful account, showing that the Western Balkans are a symbol of Europe's weakness to transform one of its key regions and the choice is now stark: either the Balkans become Europeanised or Europe becomes Balkanised.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907822391
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2012
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dennis MacShane was Member of Parliament for Rotherham between 1994 and 2012. Between 2001-2005 he was Balkans Minister and later, from 2002 until 2005, Minister for Europe. He was UK delegate to the Council of Europe between 2005 and 2010. Dr MacShane is a regular contributor to UK, European and North American magazines and newspapers and the author of Heath (published in Haus's Prime Ministers series) and a biography of François Mitterrand.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

1 Mil-Who? Kos-Where? 4

2 Centuries of Kosovo's History 11

3 The Years of Oppression 18

4 The Rage of Milosevic 25

5 Europe Wakes Up, Slowly 33

6 A War of Liberation 40

7 Minister for the Balkans 59

8 Kosovo in the 21st Century - a Mixed Report 86

9 Smearing Kosovan Politicians 98

10 Recognition - the Way Forward 109

Conclusion - A 21st-century Future for Kosovo 125

Bibliography 134

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