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The European Union and Post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina
A Democratic Consolidation

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ISBN 9780367561253
April 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
112 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The historical Dayton Peace Accords of 1995 put an end to the Bosnian War and created the consociational democratic system, which brought three ethnic groups together. This book critically examines the post Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the union of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, and its relationship with the European Union (EU).

The book discusses the nature of the accords and post consolidation issues and the roles played by the EU and other actors in the democratic consolidation and Europeanization of BiH. It focuses on the establishment of democracy in a post-war, post-conflict society, examines the internal democratization process and the challenges faced by the new democratic order. It studies complicated aspects of governance in post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina and points out its strengths—in terms of maintaining peace and stability, and its weaknesses—the limits of democratization and forced segregation of communities.

This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of East European studies, EU studies, political science, peace and conflict studies, international relations, ethnic studies, and strategic affairs.

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1. Democracy as a solution to post-conflict societies and consociational democracy model

2. The road towards Dayton peace accords: reasons of the failure of previous plans and factors behind the success of the DPA

3. The EU policy towards BiH and Bosnia-Herzegovina’s European perspective in the post-Dayton process

4. Limits of the new democratic order in Bosnia-Herzegovina: efficient and inefficient sides

5. The democratization process in Bosnia-Herzegovina within the context of EU integration





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Adnan Seyaz received his Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations at the University of Marmara, Turkey. His thesis was on the "Democratic Experience in the Post-Soviet Russian Federation: Competitive Authoritarianism". He has been working as a member of the International Relations Department of Kirklareli University (Kirklareli, Turkey) since 2009. His areas of research and teaching include Turkish-Russian Relations and Regional Politics: Russian Federation and Eurasia, the Balkans in the 20th Century, Diplomatic Correspondence, Theories of Nationalism and Minorities, International Relations.