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Jämförelse av den demokratiska utvecklingen i Bosnien-Hercegovina och Kroatien
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay will try to explain and compare the different development steps which Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina have taken after the war. How could countries with such similar backgrounds develop in such different ways? By analyzing and comparing the two countries the purpose was to examine how these countries which had so much in common could develop in so different ways. 

My two questions are: 

What similarities and differences are there between the development which Bosnia and Croatia have taken after the war? 

Why have Croatia succeeded and not Bosnia?

My analysis showed that the main reason to the difference between these countries was that Bosnia is divided; all ethnic groups in Bosnia only consider what's best for their own ethnic group and not what's best for the country. Croatia however has expelled the Serbs which made it easier for them to have a succesfull democratic development. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Bosnia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, democratic development, state-building, civil war
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27518OAI: diva2:636618
Educational program
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
2013-06-04, K2042, Växjö, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-07-10 Last updated: 2013-10-01Bibliographically approved

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