A Fatal Defect of Interim Administration? Case Application: Kosovo

Peter Ondrovič

Abstrakt

Some studies have suggested that the interim administration (IA) mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has failed in its aim to transform the society and contributed to a complicated completion of the mission. In this article, primarily reports of the UN General-Secretary (SG) on UNMIK are analyzed to answer the question posed in the title. Important development points during the reporting periods that cover key research areas such as security, political cooperation, Northern Kosovo, ethnic tensions, and violence are analyzed. The transitional process and the mode of transition have been influenced by three important factors that significantly undermined the aim of interim administrators to achieve benchmarks. Moreover, conflicting ethnic interest has emerged as the most influential factor that has had a serious detrimental impact on the mode of transition. The IA has failed to transform individual interests that are still very deeply rooted in the political system and in society. Present diplomatic achievements are still strongly imperiled by a deep hostility in the region, largely because of a chronic ignorance on the part of administrators of the intensity of conflicting ethnic interests. To ensure security in the area an international presence will probably be needed in Kosovo for a very long time.

Bibliografická citace

Ondrovič, P. (2013). A Fatal Defect of Interim Administration? Case Application: Kosovo. Středoevropské politické studie, 15(2–3), 123–135. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CEPSR.2013.23.123

Klíčová slova

UNMIK; Conflicting Ethnic Interests; Resolution 1244; Mode of Transition; Provisional Institutions

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