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A post-structuralist account of international missions : the case of Kosovo

Vjosa Musliu (UGent)
(2014)
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This thesis offers a Derridean perspective to the notion of international interventions and missions by focusing on the case of Kosovo. It argues on a reconceptualization of ethics as foreign policy, interrogating questions of how to rethink ethics as justice and how to rethink the notion of (non)intervention. The structure is built around four primary questions that are dealt with in four consecutive articles utilizing four of Derrida’s concept: deconstruction, hospitality, autoimmunity and home respectively. The thesis is divided into three parts. The first part is dedicated to the introduction of the thesis, a theoretical and methodological discussion, data generation and interpretation and an overview of thesis’ structure. The second part is reserved for the four articles, each employing a particular concept of Derrida, to shed light on the dynamics of Western/EU missions in Kosovo. Part three provides a summary of main issues covered in the thesis, concluding remarks and a debate for further research. In its final part, the thesis calls for de-missionizing of the spread of democracy, be that as an aim to civilize, modernize or, Europeanize, others. De-missionizing is essentially related to de-pathologizing the other as something intrinsically corrupt and de-objectifying the other as a structure in need for intervention. This would in turn lead to a more democratic way to construct relations with others.
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Derrida, interpretivism, interventions, Kosovo, international missions

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Musliu, Vjosa. “A Post-structuralist Account of International Missions : the Case of Kosovo.” 2014 : n. pag. Print.
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Musliu, V. (2014). A post-structuralist account of international missions : the case of Kosovo. Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
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Musliu, Vjosa. 2014. “A Post-structuralist Account of International Missions : the Case of Kosovo”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
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Musliu, Vjosa. 2014. “A Post-structuralist Account of International Missions : the Case of Kosovo”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
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Musliu V. A post-structuralist account of international missions : the case of Kosovo. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; 2014.
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V. Musliu, “A post-structuralist account of international missions : the case of Kosovo,” Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent, Belgium, 2014.
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  abstract     = {{This thesis offers a Derridean perspective to the notion of international interventions and missions by focusing on the case of Kosovo. It argues on a reconceptualization of ethics as foreign policy, interrogating questions of how to rethink ethics as justice and how to rethink the notion of (non)intervention. The structure is built around four primary questions that are dealt with in four consecutive articles utilizing four of Derrida’s concept: deconstruction, hospitality, autoimmunity and home respectively. The thesis is divided into three parts. The first part is dedicated to the introduction of the thesis, a theoretical and methodological discussion, data generation and interpretation and an overview of thesis’ structure. The second part is reserved for the four articles, each employing a particular concept of Derrida, to shed light on the dynamics of Western/EU missions in Kosovo. Part three provides a summary of main issues covered in the thesis, concluding remarks and a debate for further research. In its final part, the thesis calls for de-missionizing of the spread of democracy, be that as an aim to civilize, modernize or, Europeanize, others. De-missionizing is essentially related to de-pathologizing the other as something intrinsically corrupt and de-objectifying the other as a structure in need for intervention. This would in turn lead to a more democratic way to construct relations with others.}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{227}},
  publisher    = {{Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences}},
  school       = {{Ghent University}},
  title        = {{A post-structuralist account of international missions : the case of Kosovo}},
  year         = {{2014}},
}