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Why Kosovo Still Matters

Why Kosovo Still Matters

April 2012
Trade Paperback · 120 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $16.50 CAN
ISBN 9781907822391
Haus Publishing


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"The people of Kosovo—both the cleansed Albanians and the demagogically exploited Serbs—now know who their political and humanitarian friends were. One of the most outstanding European and parliamentary advocates has been Dr Denis MacShane. This will surprise none who know of his record on human rights. The book will stand as a monument to a harsh time and to the fortitude that overcame it."—Christopher Hitchens

This polemical appeal by Denis MacShane calls for policy makers to re-engage with the Western Balkans before it is too late. MacShane has written a vivid and forceful account, showing that the Western Balkans are a symbol of Europe's weakness to transform one of its key regions and the choice we face is now stark: either the Balkans become European or Europe becomes Balkanized.

About the Author

Denis MacShane: Dennis MacShane has been the Member of the British Parliament for Rotherham since 1994. Between 2001-2005 he was Balkans Minister and later, from 2002 until 2005, Minister for Europe in Tony Blair's government. He was also the United Kingdom's delegate to the Council of Europe between 2005 and 2010. Dr MacShane writes regularly for The Guardian and is an occasional contributor to European and North American magazines and newspapers.