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Razgradnja, rat, sankcije i izgradnja države u regionu na prostoru bivše Jugoslavije
Dissolution, War, Sanctions And State-Building In The Post-Yugoslav Region

Author(s): Marko Žilović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: state-building; post-communism; institutions; Yugoslavia; Serbia; Croatia; state-dissolution; war; international sanctions; rule of law

Summary/Abstract: The intervening influence of state-dissolution, war and international sanctions on processes of state-(re)building is examined in this paper. It is argued that the influence was corrosive and that it was largely transmitted by undermining formal state institutions and weakening the rule of law. The paper identifies some of the mechanisms of this corrosive influence but does not seek to fully explain post-Yugoslav state-building strategies. Instead it seeks to illustrate the usefulness of the state-building paradigm in post-communist studies both theoretically, and by situating two brief case studies (of Croatia and Serbia) within the larger comparative perspective of state-building in the post-communist region.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 89-102
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian