DPC’s latest blog explains why the deal that HiRep Schmidt is considering imposing is bad in terms of substance and process, will have implications beyond BiH, and is another sign of the reduction in democratic self-confidence in the EU and US.
Valery Perry uses a “fill in the blank” template to reflect on the Groundhog Day media cycles that we see surrounding policy problems that have become impossible to solve due to various interests, eroding citizen trust in democracy in the process.
Peter Lippman’s book on return, engagement, and peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina offers an excellent historical survey of the past 25+ years, while providing insights that should inform current policy making.
In this blog DPC’s Valery Perry considers the impact on democratic systems when it becomes structurally or socially impossible to exist as an independent, looking at recent cases in the US and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Valery Perry considers the false choices emerging in discussions about election and constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, drawing comparisons to other similar false choices that have been politically weaponized in the US.
In this blog, Valery Perry dispels some myths to reduce the damage being done by intentional or simply ill-informed efforts to legitimize the political and instrumentalized ethno-national discrimination and segregation that continue to plague schools throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On December 19, 2020, the day before the Mostar local elections, DPC Senior Associate Bodo Weber gave the following interview to the Croatian news portal Index.hr, focusing on Mostar elections, Croat politics in BiH, as well as Croatia’s policy towards BiH.
Guest Author Tomasz Kamusella writes on Bulgaria’s veto of North Macedonia’s initiation of membership talks with the EU – and Bulgaria under Borisov’s apparent national ambitions.
Guest author Ermin Zatega discusses how technology can facilitate transparency and support whistleblowers, in the interest of more accountable governance.