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 state-building, transitional justice, global governance, foreign policy, and diplomatic recognition. Dr Visoka is author and co-editor of 10 books, 25 journal articles, and 20 book chapters. Dr Visoka is Associate Editor of Peacebuilding journal (Taylor & Francis), editor of Routledge Studies in Statehood book series (Taylor & Francis), co-editor of Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (Palgrave Macmillan), and editor-in-chief of Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Peace and Conflict Studies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Dr Visoka is also co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation (with Oliver P. Richmond, 2021), co-author of Normalization in World Politics (with Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, 2021), and lead co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of State Recognition (with John Doyle and Edward Newman, 2019). His most recent book monographs include: The Derecognition of States (University of Michigan Press, 2021); 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 international 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 15 years’ of experience working with civil society groups and policy consultancy in post-conflict societies.

Research Interests

Peace and conflict studies, peacebuilding, critical theory and global governance, recognition of states, foreign policy of small states, Kosovo, Western Balkans.

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