Tag Archives: Bosnia

Nov 26 2014

LSE Cities: ‘Reconstructing Sarajevo’ report

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The challenge of reconstructing a city after the devastation of war far surpasses the act of bringing together its pieces. Never has this been truer than in the ethno-cultural complexity and geo-political density of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s (BiH) capital city of Sarajevo. … Continue reading

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Oct 16 2014

Which way out of the Bosnian deadlock?

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Most commentators point at a critical deadlock in Bosnian politics. LSEE blog’s editorial team lists down the main issues encountered on the ground during the 12 October 2014 elections.    Nationalism is as present as ever Bosnia and Herzegovina is … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2014

Bosnia – voting for the devil you know

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The Bosnian electorate failed to make a choice that would bring real change, in spite of signs throughout 2014 that the discontent for the current political set-up was about to reach a tipping point. “Voting for moderate parties, which would … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2014

Lessons from Bosnia: what is the real impact of peacekeeping?

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The conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have been accompanied by calls for intervention from foreign countries. One possibility for this form of intervention would be a peacekeeping mission of the kind conducted by the UN in Bosnia during the … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2014

The Turkish-German Balkan equation

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Over the past two and a half centuries, relations between Turkey and Germany have come a long way – from the Prussian-Turkish friendship agreement in 1761 to a sui generis rivalry at the beginning of the new millennium. The two … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Devastating floods in Bosnia and Serbia call for implementation of EU supported extreme weather adaptation policies in the region

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Over the past few days, an unprecedented natural catastrophe has affected considerable portions of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. “Not enough attention is given to the irreversible process of climate change that is affecting the world. Bosnia and Serbia, poor countries … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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Apr 8 2014

A new Balkan tragedy? The case of microcredit in Bosnia

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“The microcredit lobby got poverty wrong: it is not about supply, it is about demand”, argues Milford Bateman, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Juraj Dobrila, Pula, Croatia. The results of Bateman’s research were presented at the second conference of the … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2014

Five minutes with Zoran Milanović, Prime Minister of Croatia: “A referendum against minority rights is not going to happen – we shall oppose it by all legal means”

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Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, becoming the 28th member state. Following the referendum on EU membership, however, a number of other referendums have been initiated by grassroots movements under the country’s Referendum Law, including an amendment to the … Continue reading

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