Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to fall behind the rest of South Eastern Europe. To catch up, the most basic premises of politics need to change. There is a need for a frank discussion of what is really happening to the Bosnian economy. There is a need for reliable information – starting with a census - on what is going on from the village level to the macro-economy. Interest groups need to be convinced that it is worth their while to assert their concerns through the political system.
Most importantly, Bosnian society – and in particular the Bosnian political and intellectual elites - need to discard the authoritarian temptation that is such an enduring legacy of Bosnian political culture.
Governance and Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Post-industrial society and the authoritarian temptation
This report was part of a Governance Assessment of Bosnia and Herzegovina, funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. more…