The impact of the Dayton Peace Agreement on the innovation system in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cover Image

Uticaj Dejtonskog mirovnog sporazuma na inovacioni sistem u Bosni i Hercegovini
The impact of the Dayton Peace Agreement on the innovation system in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Miloš Trifković
Subject(s): National Economy, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Political history, Government/Political systems, State/Government and Education, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Socio-Economic Research, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Dayton Peace Agreement; Constitutional organization of B&H; Innovation system; indirect influence; immediate impact;

Summary/Abstract: The innovation system consists of human resources, institutions and regulatory systems aimed at the creation, application, distribution and dissemination of scientifically based knowledge in order to achieve individual and general welfare through the development of the knowledge economy and society. Previously, the basic principles of the innovation system were comprehensivly regulated by the constitutions of the SFRY, SRBiH and RBiH. The Dayton Peace Agreement, Annex IV in particular, changes the paradigm. It defines only two postulates of the innovation system: private property and human rights. Thus created legal gap has been bridged by the assumption of the competence of lower state units to regulate the innovation system, except in the field of international cooperation. The results of the constitutions and legislation of the Entities and cantons are: lack of the common interest at the State level, fragmentation, insufficient funding, dysfunction and inefficiency of the innovation system. In order to at least partially and urgently rehabilitate the current state of the innovation system, the author has proposed legal, political, organizational and economic measures that can be taken within the existing constitutional system.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 40-59
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bosnian