Unfinished Business: The Western Balkans and the International Community

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It has been almost two decades since the outbreak of hostilities in the vicious "Wars of the Yugoslav Succession." Despite some progress, countries in the Western Balkans still face major crises. What challenges continue to plague the region, and how can they best be addressed? Prominent scholars and political and economic stakeholders from the region, the EU, and the United States offer fresh and thought-provoking answers.

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Overview

It has been almost two decades since the outbreak of hostilities in the vicious "Wars of the Yugoslav Succession." Despite some progress, countries in the Western Balkans still face major crises. What challenges continue to plague the region, and how can they best be addressed? Prominent scholars and political and economic stakeholders from the region, the EU, and the United States offer fresh and thought-provoking answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984134199
  • Publisher: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins U.-SAIS
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vedran Dzihic is an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Daniel Hamilton Michael Haltzel Sasha Toperich Vedran Dzihic

Part I Perspectives on the Region

Chapter 1 The Western Balkans are Dead-Long Live the Balkans! Democratization and the Limits of the EU Florian Bieber 3

Chapter 2 Dilemmas of Young Democracies in the Western Balkans 20 Years after the Dissolution of Yugoslavia Vedran Dzihic 11

Chapter 3 Confronting Conflicting Memories in the Balkans Wolfgang Petritsch 17

Chapter 4 Where Are We Today? History and the Future of the Balkans Ivan Vejvoda 27

Chapter 5 Unfinished Business: Civil Society Ivana Howard 35

Chapter 6 The European Union and Citizenship Regimes in the Western Balkans Igor Ć tiks 49

Part II The Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chapter 7 Bosnia and Herzegovina: The International Administration of a Captured Country Nerzuk cnrak Sead Turcalo 61

Chapter 8 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Captured State Srdan Blagovcanin 81

Chapter 9 The Paralyzed Society: Is a New Beginning Possible? Vjekoslav Domljan 87

Chapter 10 Is There a Viable Model for Bosnia? Zlatko Hadzidedic 97

Chapter 11 Catalysts for Change: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Downward Spiral and the Need for U.S. and German Leadership Kurt W. Bassuener 105

Chapter 12 Bosnia's Postwar Media Scene: Missed Opportunities-What Can Be Done? Kemal Kurspahic 121

Chapter 13 A Sustainable Economy is the Best Politics for Bosnia and the Balkans Mirza Hajric 129

Chapter 14 The Regulatory Environment in the Financial System in Bosnia and Herzegovina and How to Improve It Sasha Toperich Goran Nedic 139

Part III Serbia and Kosovo

Chapter 15 Kosovo-Serbia: Will They Ever Come to Terms? What is the European Union's Role? Ulrike Lunacek 149

Chapter 16 The Elephant in the Room: Incomplete Security Sector Reform in Serbia and its Consequences for Serbian Domestic and Foreign Policies Jelena Milic 159

Chapter 17 Kosovo on its Way toward Sustainable Economic Development Ahmet Shala 179

Part IV Croatia and its Neighbors

Chapter 18 Croatia's EU Accession and the Fate of its Neighbors Gerald Knaus 189

Chapter 19 Croatia's EU Membership and the Future of the Balkans Dejan Jovic 201

Chapter 20 NGOs and Social Movements in Croatian Civil Society: Converging or Colliding? Vedran Horvat 211

Part V International Perspectives

Chapter 21 U.S. Policy on the Western Balkans Daniel Serwer 221

Chapter 22 Addressing the Core Challenges for European Integration in the Western Balkans: Innovative Approaches to NATO and EU Enlargement Nida Gelazis 231

Chapter 23 A New Paradigm for the Mediterranean: EU-U.S.-North Africa-Southeast Europe Sasha Toperich Andy Mullins 239

About the Authors 245

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