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Post-War Bosnia: Ethnic Structure, Inequality and Governance of the Public Sector

Bieber, Florian (2006) Post-War Bosnia: Ethnic Structure, Inequality and Governance of the Public Sector. Ethnicity, Inequality and Public Sector Governance . Palgrave Macmillan, London, 224 pp. ISBN 978-1-4039-9882-8. (KAR id:3256)


Ten years after the end of the war, Bosnian ethnicity continues to matter and the country remains dependent on international intervention. At the same time, the country is making strides to catch up with the European Integration process. The Dayton Peace Accord, signed in 1995, successfully ended the war, but froze the ethic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of governance in this divided post-war country, discussing power sharing, the return of refugees, electoral systems and international efforts at reforming the system of government. Bosnia has been the first of a number of international interventions in ethnically divided societies, from East Timor and Kosovo, to Afghanistan and Iraq, and can thus provide important lessons.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: The book is the first systematic book-length study of the institutional system which has governed Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1995 and various international efforts at reforming the country’s system of government. Considering the degree of international involvement, this study addresses broader challenges of governance in post-conflict divided societies under international tutelage. The book forms part of a series on governance in divided societies around the world, edited by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Florian Bieber
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2008 09:57 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:41 UTC
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