The Bosnian State a decade after Dayton

  title={The Bosnian State a decade after Dayton},
  author={Sumantra Bose},
  journal={International Peacekeeping},
  pages={322 - 335}
  • Sumantra Bose
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Political Science
  • International Peacekeeping
A decade on from the Dayton peace settlement, this essay sets out to examine two questions. First, is the consociational and confederal paradigm established by the Dayton agreement, and subsequently institutionalized, the appropriate framework for the Bosnian state? It will be suggested that in the circumstances that prevail, this framework does in fact provide the most feasible and most democratic form of government for Bosnia's precarious existence as a multi-national state. My second… 
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