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Post-War Bosnia

Ethnicity, Inequality and Public Sector Governance

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Florian Bieber
    Pages 1-4
  3. Florian Bieber
    Pages 5-28
  4. Florian Bieber
    Pages 40-85
  5. Florian Bieber
    Pages 86-107
  6. Florian Bieber
    Pages 144-151
  7. Florian Bieber
    Pages 152-154
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-181

About this book


Ten years after the end of the war in Bosnia, ethnicity continues to matter and the country remains dependent on international intervention. The Dayton Peace Accord signed in 1995 successfully ended the war, but froze the ethnic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of governance in this divided post-war country, providing important lessons for international intervention elsewhere around the world, from Afghanistan to Iraq.


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About the authors

FLORIAN BIEBER is a Senior Non-Resident Research Associate of the European Centre for Minority Issues in Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro, and teaches at the Central European University, Hungary, the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the University of Bologna, Italy. His publications include Serbian Nationalism from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic.

Bibliographic information


'An informative study of the special challenges of governance, stabilization and European integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will be useful to scholars and policymakers alike.' - Sumantra Bose, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

'Bieber's exemplary study of Bosnia and based on extensive research, in-depth knowledge, and a remarkably balanced view of the achievements and shortcomings of the international overlords. Bieber presents a convincing contribution to the debate on how to turn this experiment in state building into a truly self-sustaining democratic and multi-ethnic Bosnia.' - Wolfgang Petritsch, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1999-2002