The powersharing dynamics of the peacebuilding process in Kosovo: where are the local and everyday people?
Lila Vejsa, Tringa
This thesis examines neoliberal peacebuilding processes and its effects on establishing a holistic peace system in Kosovo. It focuses on the 2008 powersharing arrangements resulting from Marti Ahtisaari’s Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement that led to the independence of Kosovo and the adoption of its new Constitution. Study findings suggest that the peacebuilding process in Kosovo is primarily based on intergroup powersharing arrangements between communities and conflict management processes that have contributed to negative peace. In addition, this study examines the dynamics undertaken to create a cohesive integration peace plan to reconcile differences between communities in Kosovo and to establish positive peace or social justice for all.
Kosovo, Neoliberal peacebuilding, Conflict, Powersharing, Grassroots, Positive/negative peace, Ethnic communities