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Civilisation, civil society and the Kosovo war
Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

classical legacy; Catholicism and Protestantism; the separation of spiritual and temporal authority; the rule of law; social pluralism; representative democratic bodies; and individuality. 29 Huntington has been criticised for dismissing the state as an agent of international relations. 30 Given his broad definition of Western civilisation, this is hardly fair. 31 One could even argue that Huntington makes an effort to define what makes Western

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Kosovo and the outlines of Europe’s new order
Sergei Medvedev and Peter van Ham

: bipolarity, systemic thinking and the mindset of inclusion–exclusion continue to cast their shadows beyond the Berlin Wall. The vacuum of Europe’s nameless 1990s has attracted many new visions, and offers to fill the conceptual void left by the end of communism. Rosy scenarios along the lines of Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ were soon followed by the suggestion of the ‘new pessimists’ that we are instead entering a period of a

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Pertti Joenniemi

possible new member. It was an effort to construct a new political spatiality which would go beyond the traditional us–them dichotomy. NATO saw itself confronted with a country which, due to unfortunate circumstances and bad leadership, had been isolated from the European democratic family of nations. Serbia (as well as Serbs) was not constructed as an outsider and made ‘foreign’. Instead, it was depicted

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

of ‘the serious political and human rights issues in Kosovo’. 8 In September, Resolution 1199 used stronger language. It spoke of the need to ‘avert the impending humanitarian catastrophe’ in the province. 9 In addition, as noted above, the UN Secretary-General had called upon member states to take action to prevent a ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Kosovo. Given the inclusion of such phrases, there is

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security