State Organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Integration Process Cover Image

Државно уређење Босне и Херцеговине и интеграциони процеси
State Organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Integration Process

Author(s): Milan Blagojević
Subject(s): Governance, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: integration processes; euroathlantic integrations; governmental structure; federation; federal state; federal units; entities; distribution of competences;

Summary/Abstract: Our time is characterised, among other things, by different kind of processes of associating of states in the world, as well as their integration into different international organisations. To the area where we live, and as it has been shown many time in political practise, striving that this area be integrated into European Union structures is of special importance. One of the questions related to that striving, the question that is being put for a long time, is not only what kind of governmental structure has Bosnia and Herzegovina but with what kind of governmental structure this state can become a member of European Union. This paper is devoted to this question. In the work the author, inter alia, points out on the experiences of the states (Belgium and Spain) whose complex governmental structure is not obstacle for their membership in European Union. For that reason neither Dayton Constitution is obstacle for membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina in that organisation (it is not obstacle for membership of this state in other international organisation as well), and exactly this is a main message of this paper.

  • Issue Year: 3/2013
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 199-213
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian