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Peace without Politics? Ten Years of State-Building in Bosnia

1st Edition

Edited by David Chandler


4 pages

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Ten years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the legacy of the Bosnian war still shapes every aspect of the political, social and economic environment of the tiny state.

This state of affairs is highlighted by the fact that Bosnia is still under international control, with the Office of the International High Representative regularly using its powers to dismiss elected presidents, prime-ministers and MPs and to impose legislation over the resistance of elected legislatures at national, regional and local level. What has changed in the ten years since Dayton? Is international regulation helping to establish a sustainable peace in Bosnia? What lessons can be learned for nation-building in Bosnia?

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal International Peacekeeping.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Peace without Politics? David Chandler Part 1: Reassessing Dayton The Bosnian State a Decade after Dayton Sumantra Bose From Dayton to Europe David Chandler Part 2: Imposing Reform From Above Economic Reform and the Transformation of the Payment Bureaux Dominik Zaum Police Reform: Peace-building through Democratic Policing Gemma Collantes Celador The Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: From Coercion to Sustainability? Daniela Heimerl Part 3: Encouraging Reform From Below Empowering Women? An Assessment of International Gender Policies in Bosnia Vanessa Pupavac Civil Society in Bosnia Ten Years after Dayton Adam Fagan Local Institutional Engineering: A Tale of Two Cities, Mostar and Brcko Florian Bieber Peace-building at the Local Level: Refugee Return to Prijedor Roberto Belloni Part 4: Bosnia Today Transformation in the Political Economy of Bosnia since Dayton Michael Pugh Who Guards the Guardians? International Accountability in Bosnia Richard Caplan

About the Editor

David Chandler is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. His recent publications include Bosnia: Faking Democracy after Dayton (1999/2000); From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International Intervention (2002); Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics (editor, 2002); Constructing Global Civil Society: Morality and Power in International Relations (2004), and Global Civil Society: Contested Futures (co-editor 2004).

About the Series

Cass Series on Peacekeeping

This series examines all aspects of peacekeeping, from the political, operational and legal dimensions to the developmental and humanitarian issues that must be dealt with by all those involved with peacekeeping in the world today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General