This paper deals with nationalism in Kosovo. More specifically the paper tries to determine whether or not the term nationalism can contribute to an understanding of the conflict between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo. Furthermore it discusses which challenges nationalism brings when creating a united community for the people of Kosovo. With the use of two theoreticians Benedict Anderson and Anthony D. Smith, the paper defines the terms nation, nationalism and nationhood for an understanding of how and why nations and nationalism emerge. These definitions are in the paper used in an analysis of the situation in Kosovo. The analysis is made with use of various empirical materials such as interviews with experts and a Kosovo-Albanian and surveys which measure the degree of nationalism in Serbia and northern Kosovo. This paper concludes that the degree of nationalism is high amongst Albanians and Serbs living in Kosovo. Therefore the paper concludes that Kosovo consists of two, what Anderson refers to as, imagined communities. Uniting the two nations especially demands a reformation of the political structure and a solution regarding corruption.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 dec. 2012|
|Vejledere||Henrik Toft Jensen|