How Activists See Civil Society and the Political Elite in Bosnia: Relevance to Prospects of Transitional Justice

  • Eunice Castro Seixas
Part of the Springer Series in Transitional Justice book series (SSTJ)


The purposes of this chapter are twofold: to explore the representations that NGO members hold concerning two of the main actors in Bosnia–Herzegovina, civil society and the political elite; and to discuss the impact of these representations on the prospects of justice and peace in the country. How are civil society and the political elite perceived in the NGO world? Are they considered legitimate political or moral authorities to promote peace and justice? What are the implications of these representations for transitional justice in BiH? This chapter suggests that these important questions need to be considered to build a contextually grounded, bottom-up approach to transitional justice.


Civil Society Political Elite Transitional Justice Moral Authority Civil Society Actor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Social Studies (CES)Coimbra UniversityGondomar, CoimbraPortugal

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