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Bosnia's Paralyzed Peace

Christopher Bennett


Two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement came into force, Bosnia is not at war. However, the absence of war is not peace. Bosnia has failed to move on from conflict. Political processes are deadlocked. The country is in a state of political, social and economic paralysis. As the international community has downgraded its presence, conditions have deteriorated, irredentist agendas have resurfaced and the outlook is increasingly negative. War remains a risk because of myriad unresolved issues, zero-sum politics and incompatible positions among rival ethno-national elites. In the face of para ... More

Keywords: Bosnia, Bosnia’s European path, Dayton Peace Agreement, Disintegration, Ethno-national security, International community, Paralysis, Peace process, War, Zero-sum politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190608293
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Bennett, author
De Montfort University