The European Union's approach to conflict resolution: Insights from the constitutional reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  title={The European Union's approach to conflict resolution: Insights from the constitutional reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina},
  author={Laurence Cooley},
  journal={Comparative European Politics},
  • Laurence Cooley
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Comparative European Politics
This article sets out to challenge a core assumption of much of the recent literature on the role of the European Union in conflict resolution, namely that the Union's approach aims at the transformation of conflicts over and above their management. It does so through an analysis of the EU's engagement with the process of constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Making use of discourse analysis of EU policy documents and speeches by key actors, supplemented by interviews with policy… 
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