Governing transition in Kosovo
: Post-conflict peacebuilding United Nations style

  • Ganimete Asllani-Price

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis critically examines the governance of transition in Kosovo after the conclusion of the armed conflict in June 1999. Particular emphases are placed on the transitional justice processes employed by the United Nations Interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) during the transitional administration. In particular it examines the intersection of ‘top down’ international actors and institutions – the UNMIK and other international bodies such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) - with efforts to rebuild the Kosovan state justice and political system. The thesis questions the capacity of the United Nation (UN) to govern, build a democratic state system through transitional administrations, and serve as a role model in war torn territories. The analysis is framed within a broader historical context that acknowledges deeply rooted patterns from previous interventions by third parties in the region.

Note this thesis is not available for access owing to reasons of confidentiality and sensitivity.
Date of AwardJul 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorKieran McEvoy (Supervisor) & Anna Bryson (Supervisor)

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