No respect : forging democracy in Bosnia and Kosovo

Alice, Lynne 2005, No respect : forging democracy in Bosnia and Kosovo, in Islam, Human Security, and Xenophobia, pp. 1-17.

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Title No respect : forging democracy in Bosnia and Kosovo
Author(s) Alice, Lynne
Conference name Islam, Human Security, and Xenophobia Conference (2005 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 25-26 November 2005
Title of proceedings Islam, Human Security, and Xenophobia
Publication date 2005
Start page 1
End page 17
Summary This paper discusses how international intervention to consolidate new democracies of post-conflict Bosnia and Kosovo interacts with the heritage of Islamic culture in both states. Within a study of specific examples in the context of civil-military relations, it is argued that the approach of authoritarian state-building, which establishes a democratic political culture by imposing international structures and standards, is posited on dismissing local capacities as unreliable, and undemocratic. The valorising of (Edemocracy1, (Epeace1, (Ejustice1 and economic prosperity, creates a (Ecivilisational slope1 that has potentially conflictual implications for Islam, political stability and a future for democracy in the region.
Language eng
Field of Research 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category L2 Full written paper - non-refereed (minor conferences)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30015861

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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