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Overview

Ten years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the legacy of the Bosnian war still shapes every aspect of the political, social and economic environment of the tiny state. This is highlighted by the fact that Bosnia is still under international control, with the Office of the International High Representative regularly using its powers to dismiss elected presidents, prime-ministers and MPs and to impose legislation over the resistance of elected legislatures at national, regional and local level. What has changed in the ten years since Dayton? Is international regulation helping to establish a sustainable peace in Bosnia? What lessons can be learned for nation-building in Bosnia? This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal International Peacekeeping.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415348225
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/22/2005
  • Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Chandler is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. His recent publications include Bosnia: Faking Democracy after Dayton (1999/2000); From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International Intervention (2002); Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics (editor, 2002); Constructing Global Civil Society: Morality and Power in International Relations (2004), and Global Civil Society: Contested Futures (co-editor 2004).

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Table of Contents

Introduction peace without politics? 1
1 The Bosnian state a decade after Dayton 16
2 From Dayton to Europe 30
3 Economic reform and the transformation of the payment bureaux 44
4 Police reform : peacebuilding through 'democratic policing'? 58
5 The return of refugees and internally displaced persons : from coercion to sustainability? 71
6 Empowering women? : an assessment of international gender policies in Bosnia 85
7 Civil society in Bosnia ten years after Dayton 100
8 Local institutional engineering : a tale of two cities, Mostar and Brcko 114
9 Peacebuilding at the local level : refugee return to Prijedor 128
10 Transformation in the political economy of Bosnia since Dayton 142
11 Who guards the guardians? : international accountability in Bosnia 157
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