After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia by Cvete Koneska

By Cvete Koneska

After Ethnic clash: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Macedonia investigates how delicate coverage concerns could be resolved within the aftermath of struggle via investigating how political elites have interaction and make judgements in ethnically divided societies. Focussing at the interactions among political elites and makes an attempt to arrive contract throughout ethnic traces in Bosnia and Macedonia the e-book examines the impression that institutional elements may have on political actors and the choices they make.Examining family components and exterior effect in politics, Cvete Koneska identifies 4 key drivers of post-conflict cooperation: cross-cutting identities, minority veto powers, territorial autonomy, and casual practices to give an explanation for inter-ethnic political lodging. by means of having a look past the rapid post-conflict panorama, created through international peace negotiators and relief missions, to the inner political approach she indicates the true purposes political actors cooperate and the way competing ethnic tensions are reconciled following ethnic clash. Delving deeper into particular coverage parts to check profitable and unsuccessful makes an attempt at ethnic lodging this booklet explores the criteria in the back of different coverage results that maintain or undermine peace and ethnic cooperation in ethnically divided societies.

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22 Consociationalism, or power-sharing, is a set of power-sharing principles which allow deeply divided societies to engage in peaceful moderation of conflicting and diverging group interests. According to Lijphart, the four main principles of consociational democracy are: grand (executive) coalition, proportionality (in distribution of parliamentary seats, political power and resources), group autonomy (most often territorial but also functional) and veto rights (for minority groups’ protection of vital interests).

External factors clearly play an important role in the domestic politics of post-conflict states. Because of the precariousness of the security situation in post-conflict states and 42 Hans-Joachim Lauth, ‘Informal Institutions and Democracy’, Democratization, 7 (2000): 21–50. 43 Anna Grzymala-Busse and Pauline J. Luong, ‘Reconceptualizing the State: Lessons from Post-Communism’, Politics and Society, 30 (December 2002): 529–54. 44 Helmke and Levitsky, ‘Informal Institutions and Comparative Politics: A Research Agenda’.

The political elites analysed are representative of the ethnic groups as well as the political parties in their state, as ethnicity and political party affiliation are two major factors structuring post-conflict politics. Because of the deep ethnic divisions in the post-conflict context and political party dominance over civil society and state institutions, political elites in Bosnia and Macedonia are largely ethnic and party elites. Non-political elites are: military leadership, civil society and business community elites, intellectual elites and religious elites.

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