Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Soeren Keil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317093437
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1995 none of the political parties representing the peoples of Bosnia preferred a federal option. Yet, Bosnia became a federal state, highly decentralised and with a complex institutional architecture. This solution was imposed on them by international actors as a result of peace negotiations following the Yugoslav wars. Political parties in post-war Bosnia were not willing to identify with or accept the federation. The international community intervened taking over key decisions and so Bosnia and Herzegovina became the first state to experience a new model of federalism, namely ’imposed federalism’ and a new model of a federal state, that of the ’internationally administered federation’. By combining comparative politics, conflict analysis and international relations theory Soeren Keil offers a unique analysis of federalism in post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina. By exploring this model of ’imposed federalism’ not only does this study greatly contribute to the literature on developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina it also re-evaluates comparative federalism in theory and practice. This study also offers important conclusions for similar cases, both in the Western Balkans region and the wider world, where international involvement and federalism as a method of conflict resolution in diverse societies becomes ever more prevalent and important.

State Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Soeren Keil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317050258
Format: PDF
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State Building and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina details the post-Dayton evolution of the country over the last two decades. Carefully evaluating the successes and failures the book explores the slow progress of the democratization process and how key elites initially took hold of the state and its institutions and have successfully retained their grip on power, despite heavy international presence and reform attempts to counter-balance this trend. Bosnia and Herzegovina offers a useful lens through which to view international state-building and democratization efforts. International engagement here incorporated significant civilian and military investment and has been ongoing for many years. In each chapter international scholars and field-based practitioners examine the link between post-war events and a structure that effectively embeds ethno-national politics and tensions into the fabric of the country. These contributors offer lessons to be learned, and practices to be avoided whilst considering whether, as state-building and democratization efforts have struggled in this relatively advanced European country, they can succeed in other fragile states.

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism Federalism

Author: John Loughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136727698
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Demokratie

Author: Hans Vorländer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406693385
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Was macht eine Demokratie aus? Das Buch zeigt, wie die Demokratie in der Antike erfunden wurde und wie sie sich in der Moderne verändert hat. Unmittelbare, direkte Demokratie dort, mittelbare, repräsentative Demokratie hier – das sind die Grundformen. Darüber hinaus unterscheiden sich theoretische Modelle und gelebte Demokratien erheblich voneinander. Der Band erörtert alle zentralen Bedingungen, die Voraussetzungen und die Chancen der Demokratie.

Die politischen Systeme Osteuropas

Author: Wolfgang Ismayr
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322934616
Format: PDF, ePub
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Das nun in aktualisierter und überarbeiteter Auflage vorliegende Buch enthält systematische Darstellungen aller politischen Systeme Osteuropas in 21 Beiträgen führender Länderexperten sowie eine vergleichende Analyse des Herausgebers. Abgehandelt werden: Albanien, Bosnien-Hercegowina, Bulgarien, Estland, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Makedonien, Moldova, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Serbien-Montenegro, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien, Ukraine, Ungarn, Weißrussland sowie die Türkei und Zypern. Hinzu kommt eine einleitende Vergleichsanalyse des Herausgebers, die einen problemorientierten Überblick über wesentliche Strukturmerkmale und Entwicklungslinien der politischen Systeme gibt.

Vergangene Zukunft

Author: Reinhart Koselleck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783518283578
Format: PDF
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