Islam and Bosnia re-examines the conflict of the 1990s from the
perspectives of international relations, conflict resolution, and
history as well as psychology, anthropology, and cultural studies.
Rejecting the primordialist, or "ancient hatreds," interpretation
as the root of the conflict, the authors detail how a complex
cultural transformation led to the erosion of what had been the
common inclusionist base of a multi-ethnic state and brought about
a new exclusionist nationalism. By pulling together the individual
elements of culture, society, and foreign policy and analysing
their interaction, Islam and Bosnia demonstrates how the secular
romantic nationalism of the nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries, centred on history, language, and landscape, was
overthrown in favour of one that highlighted religion, race, and
territory. Islam and Bosnia shows how the Bosnian conflict bears on
the wider contexts of cultural paradigms, deadly conflicts, and the
formulation of foreign policy. It argues for a new perspective in
foreign policy-making, one that would embrace and incorporate
better and deeper knowledge and understanding of culture, history,
and ideology. Contributors include Tone Bringa (University of
Bergen), Amila Buturovic (York University), John V.A. Fine
(University of Michigan), Peter W. Galbraith (former U.S.
ambassador to Croatia), Graham N. Green (former Canadian ambassador
to Croatia), Nader Hashemi (Ph.D. candidate, University of
Toronto), John M. Reid, (information commissionaire for Canada),
Andras Riedlmayer (Harvard University), Michael A. Sells (Haverford
College), Donald W. Smith (former Canadian ambassador to Croatia),
and Vamik D. Volkan (University of Virginia).
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