The Article argues in support of the Kosovar Albanians' right to independence and self-determination. By examining the ancient and recent ethnic history of these people and their neighbors, particularly the Serbs, the author brings to light the shared beliefs within each group. Then by examining developments since the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, through the lenses of international law and politics, the author analyzes the building blocks of sovereign statehood: defined borders, governmental institutions, and international recognition.
The Legal and Political Grounds for, and the Influence of the Actual Situation on, the Demand of the Albanians of Kosovo for Independence,
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