Gezim Visoka

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Biography

Dr Gëzim Visoka is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Dublin City University (DCU). He holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from DCU. His research focuses on post-conflict peacebuilding and statebuilding, transitional justice, global governance, foreign policy, and diplomatic recognition. Dr Visoka is the co-editor of the forthcoming ‘Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation’ (with Oliver P. Richmond), co-author of 'Normalisation in World Politics' (with Nicolas Lemay-Hébert), and lead co-editor of the ‘Routledge Handbook of State Recognition’ (with John Doyle and Edward Newman). His most recent books include: ‘Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood’ (Routledge, 2018); ‘Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); and ‘Peace Figuration after International Intervention: Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding’ (Routledge, 2016). Dr Visoka has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as: Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Peacekeeping, and Civil Wars. Parallel to his academic activity, Dr Visoka has over ten years’ of experience working with civil society groups and policy consultancy in post-conflict societies.

Books

  Year Publication
2021 Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction.
Gëzim Visoka (2021) Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction. London: Routledge. [Details]
2021 Counter-Peace: Blockages to Peacebuilding and Social Movements.
Oliver P. Richmond, Gëzim Visoka, and Sandra Pogodda (2021) Counter-Peace: Blockages to Peacebuilding and Social Movements. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2021 The Derecognition of States.
Gëzim Visoka (2021) The Derecognition of States. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. [Details]
2021 Normalization in World Politics.
Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2021) Normalization in World Politics. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. [Details]
2018 Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood.
Gëzim Visoka (2018) Acting Like a State: Kosovo and the Everyday Making of Statehood. Abington: Routledge. [Details]
2017 Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood.
Gëzim Visoka (2017) Shaping Peace in Kosovo: The Politics of Peacebuilding and Statehood. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2016 Peace Figuration after International Intervention: Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding.
Gëzim Visoka (2016) Peace Figuration after International Intervention: Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding. Abington, UK: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Kosovo: A Hybrid Negative Peace'
Gëzim Visoka (2020) 'Kosovo: A Hybrid Negative Peace' In: Paul R. Williams and Milena Sterio (eds). Research Handbook on Post-Conflict State Building. London: Edward Elgar. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Kosovo: Between western and non-western states'
Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'Kosovo: Between western and non-western states' In: Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis (eds). The Western Balkans in the World: Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Conclusion: After local critiques'
Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu (2019) 'Conclusion: After local critiques' In: Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Introduction: Statehood and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century'
Gëzim Visoka, Edward Newman and John Doyle (2019) 'Introduction: Statehood and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century' In: Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (eds). Routledge Handbook of State Recognition. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The Derecognition of States'
Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'The Derecognition of States' In: Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (eds). Routledge Handbook of State Recognition. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Towards a Critical Agenda on State Recognition'
Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'Towards a Critical Agenda on State Recognition' In: Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (eds). Routledge Handbook of State Recognition. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'International statebuilding and local resistance in Kosovo'
Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'International statebuilding and local resistance in Kosovo' In: Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Kosovo'
Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'Kosovo' In: Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (eds). Routledge Handbook of State Recognition. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Recognition of States by Regional Organisations: The European Union’s Contested Experience'
Gëzim Visoka and Edward Newman (2019) 'Recognition of States by Regional Organisations: The European Union’s Contested Experience' In: Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (eds). Routledge Handbook of State Recognition. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Introduction: Local critiques of intervention and statebuilding'
Vjosa Musliu and Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'Introduction: Local critiques of intervention and statebuilding' In: Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Agents of Peace: Place, Identity and Peacebuilding'
Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'Agents of Peace: Place, Identity and Peacebuilding' In: Christine Agius and Dean Keep (eds). The Politics of Identity: Space, Place and Discourse. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2017 'After hybridity?'
Visoka G. (2017) 'After hybridity?' In: Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Norbert elias and state building after violent conflict'
Visoka G. (2017) 'Norbert elias and state building after violent conflict' In: Norbert Elias and Violence. [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Kosovo Between Western and Non-Western States'
Gezim Visoka (2018) 'Kosovo Between Western and Non-Western States' In: Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis (eds). Western Balkans in the World. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
2018 'International Intervention and Relational Legitimacy'
Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'International Intervention and Relational Legitimacy' In: Richmond O.P and Vogel B (eds). Local Legitimacy and International Interventions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2016 'Peace Multitudes: Liberal Peace, Local Agency, and Peace Formation in Kosovo'
Visoka G. (2016) 'Peace Multitudes: Liberal Peace, Local Agency, and Peace Formation in Kosovo' In: Oliver P. Richmond and Sandra Pogodda (eds). Post-Liberal Peace Transitions. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2017 ''After Hybridity?''
Gëzim Visoka (2017) ''After Hybridity?'' In: Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Rosa Freedman (eds). Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development. Abington: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Norbert Elias and Statebuilding After Violent Conflict'
Gëzim Visoka (2017) 'Norbert Elias and Statebuilding After Violent Conflict' In: Tatiana S. Landini and Francois Depelteau (eds). Norbert Elias and Violence. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2015 'National NGOs'
Visoka G. (2015) 'National NGOs' In: Roger Mac Ginty and Jenny H. Peterson (eds). The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action. London: Routledge. [Details]
2012 'The Obstacles to Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo'
Visoka G. (2012) 'The Obstacles to Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo' In: Marwan Darweish and Carol Rank (eds). Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary Challenges and Themes. London: Pluto Press. [Details]
2008 'Political Parties and Minority Participation: The Case of Roma, Ashkalia, and Egyptians in Kosovo'
Visoka G. (2008) 'Political Parties and Minority Participation: The Case of Roma, Ashkalia, and Egyptians in Kosovo' In: Political Parties and Minority Participation. Skopje: FES. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2021 The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
Oliver P. Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (Ed.). (2021) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
2020 The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation
Oliver P. Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (Ed.). (2020) The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2019 Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo
Gezim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu (Ed.). (2019) Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo Abingdon: Roudledge. [Details]
2019 Routledge Handbook of State Recognition
Gëzim Visoka, John Doyle, and Edward Newman (Ed.). (2019) Routledge Handbook of State Recognition London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Everyday peace capture: Nationalism and the dynamics of peace after violent conflict'
Gëzim Visoka (2020) 'Everyday peace capture: Nationalism and the dynamics of peace after violent conflict'. Nations and Nationalism, 26 (2):431-446 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Metis diplomacy: The everyday politics of becoming a sovereign state'
Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'Metis diplomacy: The everyday politics of becoming a sovereign state'. Cooperation and Conflict, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The Foreign Policy of State Recognition: Kosovo's Diplomatic Strategy to Join International Society'
Edward Newman and Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'The Foreign Policy of State Recognition: Kosovo's Diplomatic Strategy to Join International Society'. Foreign Policy Analysis, 14 :367-387 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The European Union's practice of state recognition: Between norms and interests'
Edward Newman and Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'The European Union's practice of state recognition: Between norms and interests'. Review of International Studies, 44 :760-786 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Critique and Alternativity in International Relations'
Gëzim Visoka (2018) 'Critique and Alternativity in International Relations'. International Studies Review, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann'
Gëzim Visoka and John Doyle (2018) 'The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 (2):439-445 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann'
Gëzim Visoka and John Doyle (2018) 'The Promise and Future of Neo-Functional Peace: A Reply to Bergmann and Niemann'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 :439-445 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Normal Peace: A New Strategic Narrative of Intervention'
Nicolas Lemay-Hebert and Gëzim Visoka (2017) 'Normal Peace: A New Strategic Narrative of Intervention'. Politics And Governance, 5 :146-156 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'After Liberal Peace? From Failed State-Building to an Emancipatory Peace in Kosovo'
Gëzim Visoka and Oliver P. Richmond (2017) 'After Liberal Peace? From Failed State-Building to an Emancipatory Peace in Kosovo'. International Studies Perspectives, 18 :110-129 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Albanian peacekeepers: exploring the inward-looking utility of international peacekeeping'
Elvin Gjevori and Gëzim Visoka (2016) 'Albanian peacekeepers: exploring the inward-looking utility of international peacekeeping'. International Peacekeeping, 23 (4):513-539 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Neo-Functional Peace: The European Union Way of Resolving Conflicts'
Visoka, G;Doyle, J (2016) 'Neo-Functional Peace: The European Union Way of Resolving Conflicts'. Journal of Common Market Studies, 54 :862-877 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Arrested Truth: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Remembrance in Kosovo'
Visoka, G (2016) 'Arrested Truth: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Remembrance in Kosovo'. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 8 :62-80 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Peace is what we make of it? Peace-shaping events and 'non-events''
Visoka, G (2016) 'Peace is what we make of it? Peace-shaping events and 'non-events''. Peacebuilding, 4 :54-70 [DOI] [Details]
2015 ''Peace/knowledge: The Promise of New Epistemologies of Peace''
Visoka G. (2015) ''Peace/knowledge: The Promise of New Epistemologies of Peace''. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 9 (4):542-550 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Peacebuilding and International Responsibility'
Visoka G. and Doyle J. (2014) 'Peacebuilding and International Responsibility'. International Peacekeeping, 21 (5):673-692 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Census Politics and Ethnicity in the Western Balkans'
Visoka G. and Gjevori E. (2013) 'Census Politics and Ethnicity in the Western Balkans'. East European Politics, 29 (4):479-498 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Three Levels of Hybridisation Practices in Post-conflict Kosovo'
Visoka G. (2013) 'Three Levels of Hybridisation Practices in Post-conflict Kosovo'. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 7 :23-36 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The ‘Kafkaesque Accountability’ of International Governance in Kosovo'
Visoka G. (2012) 'The ‘Kafkaesque Accountability’ of International Governance in Kosovo'. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 6 (2):189-212 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'International Governance and Local Resistance in Kosovo: The Thin Line between Ethical, Emancipatory and Exclusionary Politics'
Visoka G. (2011) 'International Governance and Local Resistance in Kosovo: The Thin Line between Ethical, Emancipatory and Exclusionary Politics'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 22 (1):99-125 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The Complex Nature and Implications of International Engagement after Kosovo’s Independence'
Visoka G. and Bolton G. (2011) 'The Complex Nature and Implications of International Engagement after Kosovo’s Independence'. Civil Wars, 13 (2):189-214 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Minority Consultative Bodies in Kosovo: A Quest for Effective Emancipation or Elusive Participation?'
Visoka G. and Beha A. (2011) 'Minority Consultative Bodies in Kosovo: A Quest for Effective Emancipation or Elusive Participation?'. ECMI JOURNAL ON ETHNOPOLITICS AND MINORITY ISSUES IN EUROPE, 10 :1-30 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Kosovo 20 Years On: Implications for International Order'
Edward Newman and Gëzim Visoka (2019) 'Kosovo 20 Years On: Implications for International Order' The Brown Journal of World Affairs, 26 (1) :215-231. [Details]
2010 'Recognizing Kosovo’s independence: Remedial secession or earned sovereignty?'
Grace Bolton and Gëzim Visoka (2010) 'Recognizing Kosovo’s independence: Remedial secession or earned sovereignty?' SEESOX Occasional Paper, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2015 IDD Guest Seminar,
Gëzim Visoka (2015) World of Our Unmaking: Rethinking Peacebuilding Intentions, Events and Consequences. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IDD Guest Seminar, Brimingham, UK , 19-JAN-15 [Details]
2015 LSE Millennium Conference,
Gëzim Visoka (2015) Peace Figuration: A New Framework for Studying the Success and Failure of Peacebuilding. [Conference Organising Committee Member], LSE Millennium Conference, London , 17-OCT-15 - 18-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Third Annual Conference of International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies,
Gëzim Visoka (2015) From Statebuilding to State Commitment: The Problem of Political Obligations in Conflict-affected societies. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Third Annual Conference of International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies, Manchester, UK , 10-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 EISA 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations,
Nicolas Lemay-Herbert and Gëzim Visoka (2015) Normal Peace: Peacebuilding and the Paradox of Normalcy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], EISA 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Sicily, Italy , 23-SEP-15 - 26-SEP-15 [Details]
2014 Shaping Peace: Local Infrastructures and State Formation,
Gëzim Visoka (2014) Peace is what we make of it? Peace-shaping events and non-events. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Shaping Peace: Local Infrastructures and State Formation, Manchester, UK , 11-SEP-14 - 12-SEP-14 [Details]
2012 NUPI Policy Seminar,
Gëzim Visoka (2012) Reflections on Post-Liberal Peace and Peace Formation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], NUPI Policy Seminar, Oslo, Norway , 21-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 ESF Conference - 'In Search of Peace: Dialogues between theories and practices',
Gëzim Visoka (2012) Making Peace Between Peace Theories: A Neo‐Lakatosian and Non‐conflictual View of Peace Research. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ESF Conference - 'In Search of Peace: Dialogues between theories and practices', Norrkoping, Sweden , 20-OCT-12 - 24-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 The Social and the Political in Discourses of State-building,
Gëzim Visoka (2012) The Discourse of Unintended Consequences in Statebuilding Research. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Social and the Political in Discourses of State-building, University of Westminster , 27-APR-12 [Details]

Discussion Paper

  Year Publication
2014 Contributor Profile: Albania.
Visoka G. (2014) Contributor Profile: Albania. Discussion Paper [Details]
2013 Political Obligations in Kosovo.
Visoka G. (2013) Political Obligations in Kosovo. Discussion Paper [Details]
2013 UNMIK after Kosovo Independence: Exit or 'Exist' Strategy.
Visoka G. (2013) UNMIK after Kosovo Independence: Exit or 'Exist' Strategy. Discussion Paper [Details]
2013 Clearing Up the Fog of Conflict: Actor-based Mapping of the Disputes in the North of Kosovo.
Visoka G. and Beha A. (2013) Clearing Up the Fog of Conflict: Actor-based Mapping of the Disputes in the North of Kosovo. Discussion Paper [Details]
2012 A Peace Treaty for Sustainable Peace: A New Beginning for Kosovo and Serbia.
Gëzim Visoka, Ramadan Ilazi and Adem Beha (2012) A Peace Treaty for Sustainable Peace: A New Beginning for Kosovo and Serbia. Discussion Paper [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2017 Review essay: criminalised power structures.
Visoka G. (2017) Review essay: criminalised power structures. Review Articles [DOI] [Details]
2012 'New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding' edited by Edward Newman, Roland Paris and Oliver P. Richmond. Tokyo: UN University Press, 2009.
Gëzim Visoka (2012) 'New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding' edited by Edward Newman, Roland Paris and Oliver P. Richmond. Tokyo: UN University Press, 2009. Review Articles [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2013 'EULEX Accountability in Kosovo'.
Visoka G. (2013) 'EULEX Accountability in Kosovo'. Working Paper [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
The International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (IAPCS) /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
/ Ongoing

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Dublin City University Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations Peacebuilding
2009 University of Sussex Master of Arts European Politics
2009 Coventry University Post Graduate Certificate Conflict Resolution Skills
2008 University of Prishtina B.A. Political Science

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Albanian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Serbian Basic Basic Basic

Research Interests

  • Post-conflict Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
  • State Recognition and Foreign Policy 
  • Transitional Justice and Civil Society
  • Western Balkans

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Premaratne Ganohariti , Ramesh Jayadeesha PhD-track Supervisor
Veliu , Liridona PhD Supervisor
Luitjens-Tol , Marije Renate PhD Supervisor
Ripamonti , Denise PhD Supervisor
Ilazi , Ramadan PhD Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding LG534Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding