Serbia’s Policy towards Kosovo after 2000. A Typology of Explanations

Marko Babić

Abstrakt

Serbia’s stubborness to recognize Kosovo independence and a continuous effort to bring Kosovo back under its state jurisdiction seems to be in political terms irrational. However, this has been a continuous strategy of all Serbian governments since Milosevićs’ fall in 2000. The aim of the paper is to try to give explanations to this, at first sight, paradoxical phenomenon. Is there any rationality in this irrationality? Author finds Craig Parsons’s typology of explanations very useful in understanding the phenomenon of Serbia’s politics toward Kosovo after 2000.

Słowa kluczowe: Serbia, Kosovo, national identity, ontological security
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