Bosnia-Herzegovina and Beyond - The Role of Civil Society in Supporting Democratization and Euro-Atlantic Integration in South East Europe
29th Workshop of the PfP Consortium Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe"
Dokumenttyp:Study Group Information
Herausgeber:Col Mag. Ernst M. Felberbauer, Dr. Predrag Jureković
Verlag:Study Group Information - Austrian National Defence Academy in co-operation with the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes
Autor(en):Dennis Blease, Maja Bobiæ, Adam Fagan, Col Mag. Ernst M. Felberbauer, Habit Hajredini, Dr. Predrag Jureković, Sashenka Lleshaj, ®arko Papiæ, Drago Pilsel, Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Milo¹ ©olaja
Beiträge in dieser Publikation:
A vital Civil Society usually is seen as an important attribute of developed democratic states. In South East Europe, intellectuals and international stakeholders have pinned their hopes on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as driving factors for positive societal and political changes and beneficial correctives to the return of authoritarian practices. CSOs, however, have proven not resolute enough due to a widely spread social and economic pessimism, which has characterized South East European societies. The demonstrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the spring of 2014, which were caused by the tremendous social and political frustration of the citizens, have given hope for some positive political changes in this country as well as in the neighbourhood.