Citizenship as a Tool of State-Building in Kosovo: Status, Rights, and Identity in the New State

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

This paper examines the emergence of an autonomous citizenship regime in Kosovo, with a particular focus on citizenship as a tool of state-building. It argues that in the case of Kosovo citizenship is meant to serve as a link between a war-torn community of people and a new polity based on principles of equality and all inclusiveness, or, as a tool of political integration within the new political entity, which aims at replacing divisions of ethnicity, religion or social status. In addition, it looks at the impact of the tension between the ethno-cultural and political aspects of nationhood in the ongoing state-building process in Kosovo, as well as the stateness problem and contested statehood on citizenship policies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCITSEE
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCITSEE Working Paper Series
PublisherCITSEE
No.10
Volume2010

Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • Europeanisation
  • Stateness
  • De-ethnicisation
  • Kosovo

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