Post-War Bosnia: Ethnicity, Inequality and Public Sector Governance

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 M04 30 - 181 pages
Ten years after the end of the war in Bosnia, 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 ethnic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. This 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. International intervention in Bosnia has been the first of a number of interventions in ethnically divided societies, from East Timor and Kosovo, to Afghanistan and Iraq, and can thus provide important lessons --

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FLORIAN BIEBER is a Senior Non-Resident Research Associate of the European Centre for Minority Issues in Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro, and teaches at the Central European University, Hungary, the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the University of Bologna, Italy. His publications include Serbian Nationalism from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic.

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