Description : As the leading Muslim political spokesman and intellectual, Izetbegovic was sentenced in 1983 to a 14-year prison term. During the six years he served in prison, he wrote notes on life issues, religion, and politics. These reflections were smuggled out of prison and edited for publication in this collection along with a selection of letters from his family.
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Bosnia and Herzegovina writers, Ivo Andri?, Alija Izetbegovi?, Jovan Du?i?, Sasha Skenderija, Skender Kulenovi?, Me a Selimovi?, Ivan Franjo Juki?, Hasanaginica, Kemal Kurspahi?, The Bridge on the Drina, Ljubica Ostoji?, Avdo Humo, Miljenko Jergovi?, Andrej Nikolaidis, Branko ?opi?, Jovan Divjak, D evad Karahasan, Marijan unji?, Mak Dizdar, Petar Ko?i?, Josip Osti, Abdulah Sidran, Zija Dizdarevi?, Zlata Filipovi?, Zuko D umhur, Du ko Trifunovi?, Ognjenka Mili?evi?, Erih Ko, Semezdin Mehmedinovi?, Izet Sarajli?, Musa ?azim ?ati?, Veselin Masle a, Josip Pejakovi?, Nihad Hasanovi?, Milan Mu?ibabi?, Jasmin Imamovi?, Vlado Dijak, Vitomir Luki?, Muhamed Hevaji Uskufi Bosnevi, Isak Samokovlija, Enver ?olakovi?, Tarik Samarah, Elmir Juki?, Osman ?iki?, Bisera Alikadi?, Alija Isakovi?, Fedja Isovic, Nasiha Kapid i?-Had i?, emso Tucakovi?, Orlovi? Mihajlo, Nenad Veli?kovi?, Umihana ?uvidina, Dervi Su i?, Hamid Ekrem ahinovi?, Velimir Milo evi?, Chirvat-t rkisi. Excerpt: Alija Izetbegovi? (Bosnian, in Cyrillic: Bosnian pronunciation: ) (8 August 1925 - 19 October 2003) was a Bosniak activist, lawyer, author, philosopher and politician, who, in 1990, became the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He served in this role until 1996, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving until 2000. He was also the author of several books, most notably Islam Between East and West and the Islamic Declaration. Izetbegovi? was born in the town of Bosanski amac, situated in the north of Bosnia; he was one of five children born to a distinguished but impoverished family descended from former Ottoman aristocrats from Belgrade who fled to Bosnia after Serbia gained independence from the Ottoman Empire. His grandfather, Alija, was the mayor of Bosanski amac. While grandfather Alija wa...
Description : This is a probing examination of the historical, cultural, and political dimensions of the crisis in Bosnia and the international efforts to resolve it. It provides a detailed analysis of international proposals to end the fighting, from the Vance-Owen plan to the Dayton accord, with special attention to the national and international politics that shaped them. It analyzes the motivations and actions of the warring parties, neighboring states, and international actors including the United States, the United Nations, the European powers, and others involved in the war and the diplomacy surrounding it. With guides to sources and documentation, abundant tabular data, and over thirty maps, this will be the definitive volume on the most vexing conflict of the post-Soviet period. One reviewer commented: Superb! There is nothing like it. Extraordinarily knowledgeable and well-documented. It has depth, it's insightful, and it's intelligent. The analysis is brilliant; it captures the goals and motives of the parties as well as their priorities. It will get lots of attention.
Description : When the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina broke out a baffled world sought explanations from a range of experts who offered a variety of reasons for the conflict. The author of this study takes Bosnian affairs seriously and in so doing makes it much easier to grasp why the war occurred.
Description : In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN's Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide fascinating primary source material and an insider's account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in the Vance-Owen Peace Plan (VOPP). At a time when the international community is looking again at whether and how the Dayton Accords and the 1995 division into two entities should be adjusted in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Owen highlights elements of the VOPP which are of continuing relevance and which can guide political debate and decisions in 2012 and thereafter. Sadly, Bosnia-Herzegovina is still deeply divided, a direct consequence of not imposing the VOPP. The book reminds the international community and the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina that a unified structure for their country is still achievable.
Description : Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. It is the only encyclopedic study of nationalism available today. Key Features * International Editorial Board * Articles begin with short glossaries and conclude with short bibliographies of titles essential for further reading * Website devoted to project at www.academicpress.com/nations
Description : This work provides an understanding of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. These two interdependent wars were the greatest armed conflicts in Europe in the second half of the 20th century. This work provides an analysis of their successes and failures.
Description : On 14th September 1996, against the background of the Dayton agreement, six different elections took place in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This book covers in detail what was observed on the ground by 900 international observers: the voting process and the count of votes. Did the Polling Station Committee act impartially and competently? What representatives of parties or candidates were observing the elections? In which aspects do the regions in the entities Republica Srpska and the Federation Bosnia-Herzegovina differ? Did observers report specific problems in municipalities split by the Inter Entity Boundary Line? The book contributes to a clear understanding of the political climate, the role of the OSCE, and whether the elections were conducted properly. It should be of interest to students, scholars and others working in observation and analysis of elections, the political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, ethnic conflicts, and the role of international organisations in democratisation and peace processes.
Description : On 13 and 14 September 1997, municipal elections took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This book extensively covers the findings of the 363 international observers on both polling days. Were the elections `free and fair'? What did the observers record about the circumstances, procedures and security measurements at the polling stations? Which parties observed the elections, and why? How did the election process and the vote count compare to the 1996 elections? This book provides a regional profile and outlines specific problems in the various types of polling stations. The observation methodology and design of the observation reports are discussed. Finally, recommendations are made for the upcoming 1998 election observations, and future missions. The book should be of interest to students, scholars and others working in the fields of observation and analysis of elections, ethnic conflicts in the Balkans, and the role of international organisations in democratisation and peace processes.