The bridges and divides between politics and international law. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Jeanbart, Christian J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-14T11:56:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-14T11:56:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-06-14
dc.date.submitted 2011-02-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/504
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 188-207). en_US
dc.description.abstract The present thesis analyzes the circumstances and fate of Kosovo‟s February 2008 unilateral declaration of independence, as an experimental case for the assertion of the relationship between politics and international law. The event which brought up the question is the fact that most of the countries that had recognized the independence of Kosovo did not oppose an October 2008 Russo/Serbian referral of the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through the General Assembly of the United Nations (first legal variable). The second legal variable considered is of course the ICJ‟s July 2010 opinion. The working procedure exposes first the generalities of the relationship between politics and international law, determining this latter‟s origins and prospects, and thereafter checks whether the case of Kosovo can help either confirming the prevalence of such relationship or invalidating it. After exposing such generalities, the follow-up on the analysis takes essentially into consideration two political grand variables: (i) the current Euro-Balkan geopolitical map after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and (ii) the foreign policy change of the Obama administration vis-à-vis Russia as compared to that of the Bush Administration. A close comparison of the legal variables (in particular, the formulation of the ICJ‟s award) to the circumstances of the moment evidenced by the abovementioned political variables leads to the conclusion that there is indeed an extent of interplay between politics and international law. And this is proved by specific developments that took place after the ICJ rendered its opinion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Kosovo (Republic) -- Politics and government -- 2008- en_US
dc.subject World politics -- 20th century en_US
dc.subject Intervention (International law) en_US
dc.subject Balkan Peninsula -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation) en_US
dc.subject Russia -- Foreign relations -- United States en_US
dc.title The bridges and divides between politics and international law. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The case of Kosovo en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200502682 en_US
dc.author.commembers President Joseph G. Jabbra
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan G. Rowayheb
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 207 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid E. Moubarak
dc.keywords Kosovo en_US
dc.keywords Serbia en_US
dc.keywords Balkans en_US
dc.keywords Yugoslav en_US
dc.keywords International law en_US
dc.keywords International relations en_US
dc.keywords Oil en_US
dc.keywords International Court of Justice en_US
dc.keywords ICJ en_US
dc.keywords Europe en_US
dc.keywords Caucasus en_US
dc.keywords Asia en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.13 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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