The Triumph of the Security Syntheses: Toward a Newborn, Yet Stillborn, National State
In this chapter I examine how the independence of Kosova became unavoidable. After the elections of 2001, the UNMIK found itself on the defensive. The elections showed clearly that the international administration was defeated and its project of a multiethnic democracy had irremediably failed. The independence of Kosova was unavoidable. However, the future independent Kosova was going to be exactly what the international administrators and the great powers had refused to accept in the first place. This was going to be an Albanian-dominated state in which the Serbs would be an insignificant minority and, because of the demographics, almost irrelevant.
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