Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia by Richard CaplanEurope and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia by Richard Caplan

Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia

byRichard Caplan

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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European recognition remains one of the most controversial issues in the Yugoslav crisis. Richard Caplan analyzes the highly assertive role that Germany played, the reputedly catastrophic consequences of recognition and the radical departure from customary state practice represented by the EC's use of political criteria as the basis of recognition. Caplan also explores the wider implications of the EC's actions, offering insights into European security policy at the end of the Cold War, the relationship of international law to international relations and the management of ethnic conflict.
Richard Caplan is Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford. He has published widely on international organisations and conflict management, European security and defence policy, and the crises in the former Yugoslavia. He is the author of International Governance of War-Torn Territories (2...
Title:Europe and the Recognition of New States in YugoslaviaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521045657

ISBN - 13:9780521045650


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The EC's recognition policy: origins and terms of reference; 2. Recognition of states: legal thinking and historic practice; 3. International law, international relations and the recognition of states; 4. EC recognition of new states in Yugoslavia: the strategic consequences; 5. Political conditionality and conflict management; Conclusion; Appendices: EPC Declaration on the Recognition of New States in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (16 December 1991); EPC Declaration on Yugoslavia (16 December 1991); Treaty Provisions for the Convention (at 4 November 1991); Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Richard Caplan's well-argued and powerful book is an important contribution to scholarship and should be at the tope of the list of courses dealing with the break-up of Yugoslavia, the debate on international law and legal norms, developments in EU security and EU efforts in the management of ethnic conflict."
Isabelle Ioannides, Journal of Peace, Conflict, and Development