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An analysis of the Bosnian-Herzegovinan post-war society

A new paper examines how war and violence during and after the 1992–1995 war have affected the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The authors, associate professors Goran Basic of Linnaeus University and Zlatan Delić of University of Tuzla, have analyzed the long-term social and economic inequalities and other consequences that have arisen due to decades of symbolic and real war. Likewise, how this has been institutionalised and reproduced over time.

The historical background is the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as presented in United Nations reports and in documents produced during international and national trials concerning war crimes.

”To understand the consequences of the war, we need to evaluate how cultural and identity differences affect people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the article, we question the role of globalisation and emphasise the importance of creating new descriptions, explanations and educational strategies for change to take place”, says Goran Basic.

Future research should focus on the various consequences of the impact that symbolic and real war and violence have had over the years, the authors say. This must then include, among other things, the criminological, social, educational, economic and ecological aspects.

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