Warlords, priests and the politics of ethnic cleansing: a case-study from rural Bosnia Hercegovina

  title={Warlords, priests and the politics of ethnic cleansing: a case-study from rural Bosnia Hercegovina},
  author={Mart Bax},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={16 - 36}
  • M. Bax
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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