The development of the party system of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The political system of Bosnia and Herzegovina emerged after signature of Dayton Peace Accord in 1995, creating weak central institutions on the state level and complicated consotiational and power-sharing mechanisms. The Peace Accord, viewed as a political success by many, could not stabilize the political situation in the country, leaving many important issues unsolved. The goal of the presentation is to analyse the process of ethno-nationalization of the League of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) as a political party with the post-communist roots. In order to provide more complex understandings, the paper also deals with the most important developments of the political system of Bosnia and Herzegovina after 1945.