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Kosovo: the politics of identity and space

Denisa Kostovicova
Routledge (July 2005)

Kosovo: the politics of identity and space explores the Albanian-Serbian confrontation after Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power and the policy of repression in Kosovo through the lens of the Kosovo education system. 

The argument is woven around the story of imposed ethnic segregation in Kosovo's education, and its impact on the emergence of exclusive notions of nation and homeland among the Serbian and Albanian youth in the 1990s. The book also critically explores the wider context of the Albanian non-violent resistance, including the emergence of a parallel state and its weaknesses. 

This book not only provides an insight into events that led to the bloodshed in Kosovo in the late 1990s but also shows that the legacy of segregation is one of the major challenges the international community faces in its efforts to establish an integrated multi-ethnic society in the territory.  

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