Stability and Viability of current day Bosnia-Herzegovina: A comparative historical and recent analyis

Patrick Sean Cullen & Aruven Marday Ramen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This project aims to investigate how the Dayton Peace Agreement influenced political and socio-economic stability in Bosnia-Herzegovina and find out what other factors contribute to the present state of the country today. The theoretical framework used is Post-War resolution and Nation-building as well as looking at what frozen conflict means. This involves looking at the post-war era, as well as historically through the ages up to today. Our analysis was generally based on the years of 1995 to 2005 and 2007/2010 to 2017 but we would have liked to do a more thorough investigation of literature and use a wider range of sources. We concluded that although the agreement has influenced the present political structure via the constitution, there are other factors at play such as; lack of coordination between members of the government, ethno-national politics in which politicians may benefit from continued division, divided education, a skewed public market and high unemployment. The present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina does not stand up to Stein Rokkan’s nation building model and therefore does not qualify as a nation, and some other societal factors, it is at risk of igniting an older conflict.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider46
VejledereKristian Lau Nielsen


  • Stability
  • Viability
  • Post conflict resolution
  • Nation building
  • Politics
  • society