Title

Is the Creation of a Kosovar Military a "Wicked Problem"?

Defense Date

10-5-2004

Graduation Date

Fall 1-1-2004

Availability

Restricted

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Charles T. Rubin

Committee Member

Charles F. Hanna

Keywords

Kosovo, Kosovo Protection Corps, Military Forces

Abstract

The Serbian occupation of Kosova ended after the Kosova Liberation Army's (KLA) military campaign for national liberation from the Serbian regime and the NATO bombing of Serbian military targets. The fundamental aim of the KLA, a guerilla army, was to create an independent and democratic state of Kosova. After the defeat and withdrawal of Serbian authorities, in June 1999, the KLA undertook a three-month process to transform itself into Kosova Protection Corps, with an understanding that this institution would be transformed into a national army for Kosova.

By using a "wicked problem model" this analysis aims at providing an understanding why this second transformation has been so slow and difficult. Its goal is to serve policy makers' efforts to make educated decisions about the creation of a national army of Kosova.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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