Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 Years after Dayton: Complexity Born of Paradoxes

  title={Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 Years after Dayton: Complexity Born of Paradoxes},
  author={Soeren Keil and Anastasiia Kudlenko},
  journal={International Peacekeeping},
  pages={471 - 489}
This article will start with an analysis of the Dayton Peace Agreement, and assess to what extent it focused on peace-building, state-reconstruction and democratization. It will provide an overview of major peace-building, state-reconstruction and democratization initiatives by international and local actors in post-war Bosnia. Following the often-presented argument that ‘Dayton is a good peace agreement but a bad blueprint for a democratic state’, the article will ask if the Dayton Peace… 
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