A War by Other Means? Conceptions of Democracy and the Election Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

@article{Pepi2019AWB,
  title={A War by Other Means? Conceptions of Democracy and the Election Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina},
  author={Ivan Pepi{\'c}},
  journal={Anali Hrvatskog politolo{\vs}kog dru{\vs}tva {\vc}asopis za politologiju},
  year={2019}
}
  • I. Pepić
  • Published 24 January 2019
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Anali Hrvatskog politološkog društva časopis za politologiju
This article discusses the political effects of two different conceptions of democracy in ethnically deeply divided societies. It considers the conflicts with clear historical roots by analysing the case of the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina which involves two irreconcilable ideas of democracy expressed by the political elites of two communities, the Bosniaks and the Croats. The first part explains the conflict between Bosniak and Croat political elites, which have respectively, been… 

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