Post-Conflict Education for Democracy and Reform

Bosnian Education in the Post-War Era, 1995–2015

  • Brian Lanahan

About this book


Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Series Editor: Jason Laker, San José State University, USA

This book examines the history of Bosnia and post-conflict Bosnian education in the setting of a society very much still politically divided. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) serves as the perfect case study for examining how education evolves within the context of massive state-building efforts and mass educational reform. Focusing on issues central to successful education in a democracy, Lanahan highlights the importance of the governance structures of the Dayton Peace Accords, the split nature of education in BiH, the international community’s involvement in education, teacher education, and higher education reform.

Drawing on a wealth of research by national and international experts, this book provides an engaging and timely study of global governance, regional integration, and oversight by the international community over a 20-year period for policymakers to consider as they continue to create policy for other emerging democracies. Both academics and practitioners in the field of international education and development will find this an invaluable text.

Brian Lanahan is Associate Professor of Citizenship Education at the College of Charleston, USA. He was previously a Fulbright Scholar in Sarajevo and a Woodrow Wilson International Center Research Scholar. His research interests include comparative education and education in post-conflict countries. 


Bosnia and Herzegovina Development International Community Recovery Post-socialist conflict democracy education political science politics reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Lanahan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Teacher EducationCollege of Charleston Department of Teacher EducationCharlestonUSA

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