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Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, Nationbuilding – Turtles All the Way Down?
Peacebuilding has not been the success the world had hoped for when in June 1992 the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali put forward the ‘Agenda for Peace’. The AgendaExpand
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Dilemmas of Nation-building and Citizenship in Dayton Bosnia
The Dayton Peace Accord signed in Paris on 14 December 1995 aimed to forge a unified state of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a common identity based on liberal democratic values. However, ethnicExpand
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Statebuilding and Nationbuilding
Max Weber famously stated in his Economy and Society that "the [modern], rational state has only existed in the Occident" (Weber 1925; translation by the author). Yet, as indisputable as this claimExpand
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Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends
INTRODUCTION: WHERE IS CENTRAL EUROPE? 1. Central Europe and the Roman Christian West, 400-1000 2. Feudal Foundations, 1000-1350 3. The Great Late Medieval Kingdoms 4. The Bulwarks of Christendom 5.Expand
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Reflections on Turtles' End: Ways Out of the Research Aporias on Peace- and Statebuilding
‘On its face, using military occupation as a tool to promote democratization is about as intuitive as forcing people to take a self-improvement class to learn how to be more spontaneous.’ Snyder’sExpand
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Citizens of an empty nation
Azra Hromadžic is one of the most insightful researchers writing on the challenges of integration of divided spaces in a post-conflict Bosnia–Herzegovina. Citizens of an Empty Nation further develo...
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A Fine Balance: The EU and the Process of Normalizing Kosovo-Serbia Relations
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The Self-Destruction of Yugoslavia
The self-destructiveness of the former Yugoslav federal system has not yet received its appropriate place in numerous accounts of the causes of Yugoslavia’s disintegration. This essay explores theExpand
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