European and Other International Peacebuilding Activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo

Research question/goal: 

The Ph.D. project analyzes the problems of post-conflict peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the aspect of separation versus integration of the former warring parties within the state's asymetric federal system.

Current stage: 

First results show the absence of a considerable return of refugees and displaced persons to the Republika Srpska and an ongoing ethnic homogenization on the local level alongside some parts of Bosnia's Inter-Entity Boundary Line since the end of the war in 1995. They also show examples of persisting political conflicts and deadlocks between Bosnia-Hercegovina's constituent peoples on the cantonal level (between Bosniaks and Croats) and on the state level (mainly between Serbs and Bosniaks, but also between Bosniaks and Croats).

Fact sheet

Land Baden-Württemberg
2005 to 2010
Data Sources: 
primary and secondary literature, document analysis, intervi
Geographic Space: 
South Eastern Europe



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