Bosnia and Herzegovina: A multinational state

This bachelor thesis in political science investigates whether the ethnic groupings in Bosnia and Herzegovina will lead to a separation of the country or if the country has potentials to develop and unify. The purpose of the thesis is to see what the underlying problems to this ethnic mentality are. Bosnia and Herzegovina was known for its multiethnic characteristics with three ethnic groups living side by side, the Muslims, the Croats and the Serbs. However, in the beginning of the 1990’s everything changed. New nationalistically oriented politicians made their names known and opinions based on ethnic belongings became important within every ethnic group.The aim with this thesis is to introduce the reader to the problems Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced in late twentieth century….


1 Introduction
1.1 Problem
1.2 Purpose and questions
1.3 Method and design
1.4 Sources and data
1.5 Disposition
2 History
2.1 Political history
2.2 Ethnic conflicts
3 The political parties
3.1.1 The Party of Democratic Action
3.1.2 The Serbian Democratic Party
3.1.3 The Croatian Democratic Union
4 The entities
4.1 The Federation
4.2 Republika Srpska
4.3 The Dayton Agreement
4.3.1 Dayton Agreement Map
4.4 The constitution
5 Today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina
5.1 Afterwar years
5.2 Nato
5.3 The European Union
5.4 The United Nations
6 European Union Vs. Russia
7 Summary
8 Conclusion

Author: Arnautovic, Aida

Source: Jönköping University

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