WHEN TWO PLUS TWO DOES NOT MAKE FOUR. FROM THE STATISTICAL TO THE ETHNIFIED MAP IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  • Esma Kučukalić
Palabras clave: census, population, Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, Muslims, Christians, ethnic cleansing, ethnicity, territory, war, displaced, refugees, ethnified map, nationalist discourse, corruption, religion, language, nationalism, Balkans, Western Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Resumen

In order to know the results of the first population census in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war, it took more than two decades in which political
disagreements have undermined any attempt to carry out standardized update of the statistical data, anchoring them in a politically ethnified debate. Predictably, behind the ethnopolitical barricades lies the fear of losing the current balance of power based on representation quotas of each constituent nation (Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks), but what has uncovered the new census that has finally been known in 2016, it is a reality that is still hard to face; ethnically homogenous territories, those that were marked in the execution plans of the so-called ethnic cleansing, the disappearance of the population due to forced migration and civilian casualties, but above all, the fact of confronting the data regarding the failure of the policies of return of refugees and displaced persons, an obligation undertaken by all the signatories of the Dayton Peace Agreement under Annex 7, and whose lack of implementation leaves the perfect scenario for the implosion of the State open.

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2018-08-01
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