Year 2013, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 65 - 76 2013-02-01

Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis

Mossa Hussen Negash [1]

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Ethnic identity and conflicts often inter-married in countries where diversities on such grounds were seen as a threat. Conflicts in the post-cold war period have attained a new dimension. The Balkan region has been one of the most conflict prone regions in the world where conflicts arising from ethnic difference were not uncommon. Kosovo, former province of Serbia is a case in point. The roots of Serbia and Albanian communities' conflict regarding Kosovo dated back since the medieval period after the conquest of Kosovo by Serbs. The primary cause may not be ethnicity, rather it is political but once conflicts happen, ethnic identity and history will play pivotal role to manipulate and galvanize support for each parties cause. This article try to assess the interplay between ethnic identity and conflicts resulting the rise of dangerous ethno nationalism in Yugoslavia and contributing repressive violent action against its majority Albanian province, Kosovo and its eventual declaration of unilateral independence.
Kosovo, ethnic identity, conflict, ethno-nationalism
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Mossa Hussen Negash

Dates

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

Bibtex @ { alternatives20867, journal = {Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations}, issn = {2146-0809}, eissn = {1303-5525}, address = {Yalova University}, year = {2013}, volume = {12}, pages = {65 - 76}, doi = {}, title = {Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis}, key = {cite}, author = {Negash, Mossa Hussen} }
APA Negash, M . (2013). Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, 12 (1), 65-76. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/1689/20867
MLA Negash, M . "Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 12 (2013): 65-76 <http://dergipark.org.tr/alternatives/issue/1689/20867>
Chicago Negash, M . "Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 12 (2013): 65-76
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ISNAD Negash, Mossa Hussen . "Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis". Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations 12 / 1 (February 2013): 65-76.
AMA Negash M . Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations. 2013; 12(1): 65-76.
Vancouver Negash M . Ethnic Identity and Conflicts: Lessons from the Kosovo Crisis. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations. 2013; 12(1): 76-65.