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Civic and Uncivic Values in Kosovo

History, Politics, and Value Transformation

This volume is driven by the conviction that the key to the establishment of stable liberal democracy anywhere in the world and, in this case, in Kosovo lies in the completion of three interrelated tasks: first, the creation of effective political institutions, based on the principle of the separation of powers (including the independence of the judiciary); second, the promotion of the rule of law; and, third, the promotion of civic values, including tolerance or ethnic/religious/sexual minorities, trust, and respect for the harm principle. In fact, there are problems across all three measures, including with judicial independence, with the rule of law, and with civic values. On the last of these, research findings show that the citizens of Kosovo rank extremely low on trust of other citizens, low on engagement in social organizations, and tolerance of gays, lesbians, and atheists, but high on trust in the political institutions of their country and in pride of their newly independent state.

About the Authors

Sabrina P. Ramet is a Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. She is also a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and a Research Associate of the Science and Research Center of the Republic of Slovenia, Koper. She is the author of 13 scholarly books.

Albert Simkus is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. 

Ola Listhaug is a Professor of Political Science in the Department of Sociology and Political Science, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and research group leader at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO).

Reviews

"I highly recommend the book Civic and Uncivic Values in Kosovo for its comprehensive discussion of the Kosovo case and deep insights into the situation of the region – insights imperative to the development of strategies for Kosovo's consolidation, as well as consolidation of other Western Balkan countries. The book offers comprehensive insight into the complexities of both the Serbian and Albanian communities, and particularly their traumas and narratives, which have to be taken into consideration when addressing the difficult issues of the recent past. We need to draw proper lessons from failures: the changes we are hoping for can take place only if societies themselves have been prepared to embrace them. And this book clearly charts this course."—Southeastern Europe

"This volume provides insights and relevant material for practitioners of European studies, sociology, and political science. Researchers and other students of politics, sociology, the Balkans and specifically Kosovo will find this book very useful and helpful in order to better understand the relationship between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo and the historical context of statebuilding in the country. This volume makes a contribution to the extensive literature for scholars who are focusing their research on state-building in Kosovo and the path to reconciliation."—Südosteuropa
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