The Dayton Accords ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995. The 10th anniversary gives reason to investigate the post-war period, today's realities and future perspectives. Bosnian authors and international experts express their views on recent developments. Insiders and outsiders, working in the conflict and on its transformation, have been invited to tackle the questions: Which conflict lines mark the present society? Did peacebuilding activities address the underlying causes? What are obstacles for conflict transformation? What are the potentials and limits of international support? What does "civil society" mean in Bosnia and how is it related to statebuilding and democratisation? How can people constructively deal with the past in order to design the future in the region of former Yugoslavia? The book gives an overview on an important research focus of the Berghof Research Center, highlighting the work of its most important cooperation partners.
Martina Fischer, Dr. Phil., Deputy Director and Senior Researcher at the Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management, Berlin. Co-editor of the Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation. Research and Publications on civil-military relations, civilian approaches to conflict prevention, integration of conflict transformation and peacebuilding concepts into development cooperation.
The Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management aims at identifying constructive procedures and models for dealing with ethnopolitical and socio-cultural conflicts. The Center's work includes coordinated activity in the areas of action oriented research, support for local peace initiatives, political consultancy and networking. For more information: www.berghof-center.org.
The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation offers both practitioners and scholars a systematic overview of the state-of-the-art of conflict transformation. Please visit: www.berghof-handbook.net.