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Roberto Belloni

Roberto Belloni

Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

 

Experience

Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

Current Affiliation: Lecturer, Queens University, Belfast, Ireland

 

 

By Date

 

2005

April, 2005

Is Humanitarianism Part of the Problem? Nine Theses

Discussion Paper

By Roberto Belloni, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

 

2004

August 5, 2004

Bosnia: The Limits of Neocolonial Rule

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy in Focus, Silver City, N.Mex. & Washington, D.C.

By Roberto Belloni, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

 

 

Summer 2004

Peacebuilding and Consociational Electoral Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Journal Article, International Peacekeeping, issue 2, volume 11

By Roberto Belloni, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

What role do elections play in societies emerging from communal war and what type of institutions can serve as catalysts in deepening peace and compromise? While some analysts argue that ethnicity should be recognized through ‘consociational’ institutions, others maintain that ‘integrative’ devices – in particular, carefully crafted electoral rules – can limit or even break down the salience of ethnicity and increase the possibility for inter-ethnic accommodation. This article examines the post-war electoral experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), arguing that elections had a problematic, unintended impact on peacebuilding. First, timid integrative electoral devices were adopted in a consociational system that reifies ethnic division and complicates compromise; second, peacebuilding agencies needlessly manufactured electoral rules that backfired; third, group-based features of the BiH political system run counter to individual human rights. The article ends with suggestions for improving the electoral framework.

 

2003

August 20, 2003

Dubious Democracy by Fiat

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Transitions OnLine

By Roberto Belloni, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2002-2004

 
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