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Internationalized State-Building after Violent Conflict

Bosnia Ten Years after Dayton, 1st Edition

Edited by Marc Weller, Stefan Wolff


108 pages

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Previously published as a special issue of Ethnopolitics, this volume analyzes various dimensions of the internationalized state-building process in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1995.

In December 1995, the Dayton Agreements ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and established a fragile peace between the former conflict parties. The settlement seemed morally wrong and politically impracticable, but still necessary in order to end violence of a scale and intensity not seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. The leading contributors conclude that internationalized state-building can only serve well in the stabilization of states emerging from conflict if it draws on a well-balanced approach of consociational techniques, moderated by integrative policies, tempered by a wider regional outlook and sustained by resourceful and skilled international involvement. The experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina may not have scored full marks in all of these categories, but important lessons can be gleaned for other similar contemporary and future challenges that the international community no doubt will have to face.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international organizations, civil wars and ethnic conflicts, international law and peace studies.

Table of Contents

Bosnia and Herzegovina Ten Years after Dayton: Lessons for Internationalized State Building. After Dayton, Dayton? The Evolution of an Unpopular Peace. Complex Public Power Regulation in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Dayton Peace Agreement. The ICTY, War Crimes Enforcement and Dayton: The Ghost in the Machine. Economic Reconstruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Lost Decade. Building Trust in Public Institutions? Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Bosnia-Herzegovina

About the Editors

Marc Weller is the Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues, a lecturer in international law and relations in the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law and of Hughes Hall.

Stefan Wolff is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bath in England, United Kingdom. He holds an M.Phil. in political theory from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in political science from the London School of Economics.

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