Post-War Bosnia

On the occassion of the 10 year anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, I am glad to announce the publication of my study of post-war governance of Bosnia, published with Palgrave in the UK. The book discusses in detail how Dayton has shaped institutions in Bosnia, the attempts at overcoming the legacy of the war and evolution of Bosnia over the past decade.

If you are interested in sample chapters or more detailed information, don’t hesitate to contact me at bieberf at

I apologise for the high price of 45 Pounds (it’s still less than 25 pence per page).

Florian Bieber

Post-War Bosnia: Ethnicity, Inequality and Public Sector Governance

London: Palgrave, 2006. pp. 176 + xvi.

Florian Bieber

Ten years after the end of the war, ethnicity in Bosnia continues to matter and the country remains dependent on international intervention. The Dayton Peace Accords signed in 1995 successfully ended the war, but froze the ethnic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of governance in this divided post-war country, providing important lessons for international intervention elsewhere around the world, from Afghanistan to Iraq.


Front Matters


Historical Legacies

Cleavages and Inequalities in Post-War Bosnia

Governance and Administration in Bosnia

The Record of the Post-Dayton Elections

Addressing Inequality & Reforming Governance in Post-war Bosnia






‘An informative study of the special challenges of governance, stabilization and European integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will be useful to scholars and policymakers alike.’ – Sumantra Bose, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

‘Bieber’s exemplary study of Bosnia and Herzegovina…is based on extensive research, in-depth knowledge, and a remarkably balanced view of the achievements and shortcomings of the international overlords. Bieber presents a convincing contribution to the debate on how to turn this experiment in state building into a truly self-sustaining democratic and multi-ethnic Bosnia.’ – Wolfgang Petritsch, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1999-2002

One Response to Post-War Bosnia

  1. Eric Gordy says:

    Congratulations on the new book! I’ll look forward to adding it to my extensive and nearly complete Bieber collection.

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