Master's Theses

Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

International Relations

First Advisor

Jeffrey Kucik

Keywords

Dayton Peace Accords, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Time

Abstract

Time is a key component of the mediation process. The amount of time that goes into the process of peace negotiations is just as important as the agreement itself. A successful peace agreement can only be achieved when it is not being rushed. If the implementation of a peace agreement is being rushed by any party involved in the talks, it only increases the possibility that important aspects of the democratic state building process are going to be overlooked. When they are overlooked, the road back to a functioning democracy will be an exceptionally long one. The events that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a short three year span, from 1992-1995 are the cause for a non-democratic functioning society today.

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