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Rat i nova politika identiteta
War and a New Identity Politics

Author(s): Šaćir Filandra
Subject(s): Governance, Political history, Victimology, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Sociology of Politics, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Institut za istraživanje zločina protiv čovječnosti i međunarodnog prava Univerziteta u Sarajevu
Keywords: identity; symbols; politics; Bosniaks; war;
Summary/Abstract: In the last war against Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as a result of the overall social and political transition, new identity policies were established within all the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the war, Bosniak elites did not have a designed and systematically implemented identity policy, but identity expressions and forms were largely spontaneous and contextual. This paper deals with only two segments of the new Bosniak cultural identity policy, namely the use of the term “martyr” and the phrase “victim ideology”, primarily from the aspect of their attitude towards the political identity of Bosniaks.