Peace beyond the State? NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Evans-Kent, Bronwyn and Bleiker, Roland (2003) Peace beyond the State? NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. International Peacekeeping, 10 1, Spring: 103-119. doi:10.1080/714002396

Author Evans-Kent, Bronwyn
Bleiker, Roland
Title Peace beyond the State? NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Journal name International Peacekeeping   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-3312
Publication date 2003
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/714002396
Volume 10
Issue 1, Spring
Start page 103
End page 119
Total pages 17
Editor H. Carey
O. Richmond
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Frank Cass
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject CX
360100 Political Science
750702 Understanding other countries
Abstract By examining the work of several NGOs in the context of post-conflict reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), this essay scrutinizes both the potential and limits of NGO contributions to peace-settlements and long-term stability. While their ability to specialize and reach the grassroots level is of great practical significance, the contribution of NGOs to the reconstruction of war-torn societies is often idealized. NGOs remain severely limited by ad hoc and project-specific funding sources, as well as by the overall policy environment in which they operate. Unless these underlying issues are addressed, NGOs will ultimately become little more than extensions of prevalent multilateral and state-based approaches to post-conflict reconstruction.
Keyword peacebuilding
civil society
Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes Special issue title: Mitigating conflict: The role of NGOs

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