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The Gradual Cyprusization of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Structural, Institutional and Process Assumptions

The Gradual Cyprusization of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Structural, Institutional... This article compares structures, institutional design challenges and political processes between Cyprus and the Bosniak-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first part shows how the international community played a crucial role in order to implement consociational constitutions. However, as it was the case with Cyprus, in the Federation the most numerous ethnic segment does not accept consociational arrangements simply to gain more power over the smaller ethnic community. The second part discusses the post-war institutional design in the Federation. Since 2000, the international community has opted for centripetal arrangements. Finally, the article examines the gradual suspension of consociational arrangements causes the Cyprusization of the Federation which increases political tensions and divisions between the two communities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies Taylor & Francis

The Gradual Cyprusization of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Structural, Institutional and Process Assumptions

The Gradual Cyprusization of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Structural, Institutional and Process Assumptions

Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies , Volume 21 (5): 23 – Sep 3, 2019

Abstract

This article compares structures, institutional design challenges and political processes between Cyprus and the Bosniak-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first part shows how the international community played a crucial role in order to implement consociational constitutions. However, as it was the case with Cyprus, in the Federation the most numerous ethnic segment does not accept consociational arrangements simply to gain more power over the smaller ethnic community. The second part discusses the post-war institutional design in the Federation. Since 2000, the international community has opted for centripetal arrangements. Finally, the article examines the gradual suspension of consociational arrangements causes the Cyprusization of the Federation which increases political tensions and divisions between the two communities.

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1944-8961
eISSN
1944-8953
DOI
10.1080/19448953.2018.1506289
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Abstract

This article compares structures, institutional design challenges and political processes between Cyprus and the Bosniak-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first part shows how the international community played a crucial role in order to implement consociational constitutions. However, as it was the case with Cyprus, in the Federation the most numerous ethnic segment does not accept consociational arrangements simply to gain more power over the smaller ethnic community. The second part discusses the post-war institutional design in the Federation. Since 2000, the international community has opted for centripetal arrangements. Finally, the article examines the gradual suspension of consociational arrangements causes the Cyprusization of the Federation which increases political tensions and divisions between the two communities.

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Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 3, 2019

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