Bosnia and Herzegovina

Front Cover
Infobase Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 152 pages
0 Reviews
In February 2003, Biljana Plavsic, an ex-Bosnian-Serb leader, became the highest-ranking politician from the former Yugoslavia to be found guilty of war crimes. Her sentence of 11 years in prison is an important step in the reconciliation and rehabilitation process that has been hampered by reluctance on the part of governments and individuals to come forth and face war crimes indictments. The war in Bosnia ended in 1995 with the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, which created a two-tier government in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A multi-ethnic national government took charge of foreign and economic policy and two regional governments, the Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska, managed internal affairs. This new volume in the Nations in Transition series provides an in-depth look at the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country's ethnic conflict and its history, and the difficulties it faces in implementing the terms of the peace agreement.

Comprehensive in scope, Bosnia and Herzegovina begins with an overview of the country's history, from Roman times to the present. In a style that is easy to understand, the book continues to examine the complicated government structure and diverse religious community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as its economic situation, culture, daily life, and major cities. An invaluable source of information for students and general readers, this volume is a great starting point for research on this still fragile democracy.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

From Prehistory to the Assissination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand
3
From World War I Through Tito
18
Yugoslavias Disintegration and Civil War
34
Bosnia and Herzegovina Today
59
Government
61
Religion
74
Economy
86
Culture
95
Daily Life
109
Cities
123
Present Problems and Future Solutions
131
Chronology
139
Further Reading
145
Index
147
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Schuman is a travel writer whose articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and Hartford Courant, as well as many other leading newspapers throughout the country.

Bibliographic information