Imagining, Planning, and Building Mostar After the War

  title={Imagining, Planning, and Building Mostar After the War},
  author={Giulia Carabelli},
This chapter introduces the city of Mostar. It provides a short but comprehensive overview of the physical expansion of the city from its Ottoman foundations to the post-war ethno-national polarisation. It accounts for how, under the international supervision of the European Union, Mostar became the case study for the implementation of reconciliation strategies that led to a forced reunification in 2004. The chapter discusses how the representation of Mostar as ‘united’ or ‘divided’ affects the… CONTINUE READING