Four reflections on the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina – part two
Part two of a paper exploring how the Bonn-powered High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina is based on four fictions – of self-constitution or self-grounding; the principled... Read More
Four reflections on the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Bonn-powered High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina is based on four fictions – of self-constitution or self-grounding; the principled non-opposability to HR’s decisions; the immediately executive character... Read More
Bosnia and Herzegovina – acknowledging the crimes of the past
Acknowledging the crimes of the past is a difficult but vital step to build lasting peace. Old wounds can easily be reopened by discussing history,... Read More
Living in two different worlds
Fule’s criticism of BiH politicians’ unwillingness to change the constitution and his criticism of political leaders for the economic, political and social failures in Bosnia... Read More
Bosnia – the country as wreckage
Protests over identity cards and economic anguish once again have shown that – by themselves – neither street action nor breathless rhetoric from full-time activists... Read More
The Center for Peacebuilding from Bosnia and Herzegovina
TransConflict is pleased to present the profile of the Center for Peacebuilding from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Failure in Bosnia
Bosnia’s future as a single, unified state has never been promising, but without effective leadership the future will be bleak indeed. The recent riots need... Read More
The fight for citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The protests and plenums in Bosnia and Herzegovina are a legitimate response by citizens to the unwieldy apparatus of government that has deprived them of... Read More
Protesting in Bosnia and Herzegovina – voiceless citizens and the breakdown of representation
The reasonable and legitimate concerns of the population are today passing through two different bottleneck – the arguably negative reaction of political parties and the... Read More
Moving Bosnia from protests to reform
In order to move from protests to reform civil society leaders must recognize some harsh realities and attempt to make real adjustment to see these... Read More
How to make a new start in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The European Union and Jasmin Mujanović share a key misconception: that out there, somewhere, there are huge numbers of progressive Bosnian voters ready to spring... Read More
Collaborative Conflict Transformation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In light of the protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina, TransConflict is bringing forward the piloting of an initiative which lays the foundations for collaborative conflict... Read More
Bosnia’s civilian unrest, mobs and protests – much ado about nothing?
The current protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina will bring few results, especially not positive ones, and – as has already been seen – will be... Read More
A ‘Segment state’ vision of the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina?
A Bosnia and Herzegovina with one segment state – the Republika Srpska – has proven to be untenable. Whether a BiH comprised of two or... Read More
Bosnian Serb secession – could it ever happen?
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political geography creates a perpetual propensity for the country to spin apart, and at the current time nobody has a realistic plan... Read More
Kosovo – is Belgrade seeking a Republika Srpska?
The Quint would be rightly concerned over a Serbian demand to give an association its own powers, funds and representation at central level. That would be... Read More
Sarajevo – beyond the siege
Over twenty years on from the onset of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ted Lieverman explores the progress of Sarajevo's recovery - or not - from the almost four-year long siege.
Bosnia – between ethnic-nationalism and Europeanization
The process of ethnic-nationalization witnessed in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina is incompatible with the very norms, values and conditions of European membership.
Separating religion and state in Bosnia
With the role of religion having remained largely ignored in post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina, there is a need to promote a process of secularization by upholding the separation of church and state.
Civil society in Bosnia – obstacle or opportunity?
The marginalization of civil society from Bosnia and Herzegovina's process of transition can, in part, be explained by the dominant ethno-nationalist agenda that has meant that civil society itself has been ethnicized and divided along ethnic lines
About blood and honey
Almost twenty years on from the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, two Dutch journalists are travelling the country seeking answers to the question, does Bosnia and Herzegovina really exist?
Brinkmanship in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Negotiations to form a state-level government in Bosnia-Herzegovina have seen the creation of two new constitutional conventions - the notion of ‘legitimate representation’ and the principle of ‘ethnic rotation’ - which will continue to exert a profound influence on the country's politics.
Bosnia's failing Europeanization process – who is to blame?
The unclear position of EU member states on the required modifications to Bosnia and Herzegovina's constitution has further contributed to the country's deepening political deadlock.
Inside Conflict – Banja Luka today
As part of our Inside Conflict initiative, TransConflict Serbia organised a study-visit to Banja Luka for a group of American students participating in the SIT Study Abroad Programme – Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans.
Croat crisis pushes Bosnia towards endgame
The inability of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political system to represent Croat interests will bring the stricken country to its knees – and provide useful cover for the Bosnian Serb leader’s plans.