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Civil Society: Balkans
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This analysis of civil society with the focus on women and gender issues relates to the situation in the successor states of former Yugoslavia, with particular emphasis on Bosnia-Herzegovina. In addition to the factors common to all the states, the communist heritage, the process of transition, the experience of armed conflict, postwar state-building, and the reconstitution of society, Bosnia-Herzegovina is distinguished by the role and influence of the international community and the high proportion of members of the Islamic community in the region.

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Muftić, Jasna Bakšić, “Civil Society: Balkans”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0069c>
First published online: 2009

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