Edited Volume -
Bosnia's Security Jigsaw:
Post-Dayton Prospects for War and Peace
Academics, journalists, policymakers, practitioners, and other interested parties are invited to submit chapter proposals for an edited volume on contemporary security issues in Bosnia.
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s post-war, post-Dayton prospects for war and peace are located in a complex matrix of cross-cutting problems. New and old elites have perpetuated ethnic power politics, official corruption, weak state institutions, private authority, and criminal violence, crippling Bosnia’s potential for recovery, growth, and prosperity. Over a decade of foreign intervention has produced mixed results, as Western and Eastern interests collide in their efforts to shape the country’s economic, political, civic and religious environments. Bosnia’s appeal in international politics has faded, as conflicts elsewhere have captured the world’s attention. Bosnia has become yesterday’s news, but it is at a critical juncture in its existence, with far ranging implications for domestic, regional, and international security. Its future lies in EU accession and Euro-Atlantic integration, but the inertial logic and pervasive security dysfunctions cultivated by competing interests have stalled its ability to demonstrate forward movement.
With NATO poised for near-complete withdrawal, the EU preparing to establish its own military presence, and Bosnia’s political fate for the next decade in the balance, there is a need for considerable reevaluation of the country’s security jigsaw. This volume will feature chapter contributions from academics, journalists, policy makers, practitioners, and other interested parties with a commitment to developing a broader understanding of the issues. Potential contributors are encouraged to move beyond polemic assaults and parochial explanations to explore the breadth and depth of historical, political, economic, social, cultural and religious dimensions of Bosnia’s domestic, regional, and transnational security. Bosnia’s Security Jigsaw is meant to be a comprehensive reference text for decision makers, scholars, and the general public, drawing together leading-edge analysis of contemporary security issues, from the impact of global political-criminal power structures to the presence of transnational terrorist and financial networks.
For further details regarding possible chapter topics and submission deadlines, please direct inquiries to email@example.com. The content of this call for contributors is the responsibility of the editor
alone, and does not represent the official activities, interests, or policies
of NATO, SFOR, or any other agency of the International Community in
Michael A. Innes
NATO Stabilization Force HQ
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