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Etnicitet i politika genocida: Slučaj Bosna i Hercegovina
Ethnicity and Policy of Genocide: the Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Ermin Kuka
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: policy; ethnicity; genocide; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the mutual relation of the policy of genocide, ethnicity as well as the resultant arising from negative perceptions and practical implementation of such relationship, which is primarily reflected in various forms of violence. Behind the policy and practice of genocide is always a state as a subject of international law, with a political leadership (its ideology)- leaders, planners, instigators, helpers and those who command execution of the crime of genocide against certain people and ethnic groups. The fundamental objective of this paper is to investigate the relationship between policy, ethnicity and genocide, with special reference to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It takes a positive approach with the aim of overcoming the difference of identity and establishment of a civil society based on the principles of mutual respect and tolerance. This paper uses historical method, content analysis (document analysis), inductive and deductive approach as well as comparative method. Thegeneral conclusion is that a negative attitude and negative approach tothe understanding and practice of policy and ethnicity may cause the most difficult forms of crime, including the crime of genocide.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 65-66
  • Page Range: 273-287
  • Page Count: 15