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Liberal Peace TransitionsBetween Statebuilding and Peacebuilding$
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Oliver P. Richmond and Jason Franks

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638765

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638765.001.0001

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Bosnia: Between Partition and Pluralism1

Bosnia: Between Partition and Pluralism1

(p.54) 2 Bosnia: Between Partition and Pluralism1
Liberal Peace Transitions

Oliver P. Richmond

Jason Franks

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the effect of the Dayton Peace Accords by unpacking the components of liberal peacebuilding in Bosnia and questioning if the current situation is the result of a failure of liberal peace praxis. In particular, it explores the nature of the relationship between international (sovereign) governance, the national/local political leadership, and the Bosnian peoples, which is the site of a clear disconnect, if not a continuing struggle. It shows how this lack of cooperation is derailing liberal peacebuilding and the construction of a multi-ethnic and democratic state in Bosnia. The resultant political stalemate between nationalist groups, particularly in parliament, has led to a stagnation of the liberal statebuilding process. The result may see Bosnia left to fester in a virtual form of liberal peace with the causes of the conflict left unresolved amidst a chronic socio-economic crisis and a fragile security situation.

Keywords:   Dayton Peace Accords, liberal peacebuilding, Bosnia, international governance, political leadership, socio-economic crisis

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