Consociational Settlements and Reconstruction

@article{Stroschein2014ConsociationalSA,
  title={Consociational Settlements and Reconstruction},
  author={Sherrill Stroschein},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={656},
  pages={115 - 97}
}
  • S. Stroschein
  • Published 9 October 2014
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Both Bosnia in 1995 and Northern Ireland in 1998 were extremely fragile in the immediate aftermath of brokered peace negotiations. Each instituted a form of consociationalism—a government that institutionalizes a voice for each ethnic group—as an element of brokered peace. In this article, I examine Bosnian postwar governance with comparative insights from Northern Ireland. Bosnia was the recipient of a large amount of international aid. While this aid was crucial to the initial state-building… 
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