15 ottobre 2020

copertina Student Movements for the Republic of Kosovo

editore: Palgrave Macmillan
di: ​Atdhe Hetemi
collana: Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
pagine: 273
anno 2020
lingua: inglese

This book analyzes the central vision of three student movements organized by different generations of Kosovo Albanian students in 1968, 1981 and 1997. By examining the dynamics of the demonstrations, the author explores the dimensions, forms and implications of student uprisings and resistance, as well as the struggles for dominance by local (Kosovo), federal (SFRY), regional (Albania and Serbia) and international actors (outside the Balkans). While these demonstrations were organized by students, the book shows that these were not necessarily academic but political, highlighting the impact that students had on society to demonstrate. It examines how the vision for “Republic” status or independence impacted the first and subsequent student movements. Moreover, due to the richness of the empirical data included, this book contributes toward further discussions on social movements, nationalism and state theories.

About the Author

Atdhe Hetemi completed his PhD at the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 2020. He has led and participated in various programs with the UNDP, USAID, the Centre on Social Movement Studies of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Hungary and the University of Regensberg in Germany.