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A river ran through it: post-conflict peacebuilding on the Sava River in former Yugoslavia

Stec, Stephen; Kovandzic, Jana LU ; Filipovic, Marija and Colakhodzic, Amar (2011) In Water International 36(2). p.186-196
Abstract
The Sava River flows through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia on its way to join the Danube at Belgrade. This formerly national river became an international one as a result of the break-up of Yugoslavia due to the 1991-95 Yugoslav Wars. Following an overview of the conflict and a description of the Sava River Basin, this article describes the post-conflict challenges to joint management in the basin and the negotiations that led to a Framework Agreement and the eventual establishment of the International Sava River Basin Commission. The institutions and mechanisms that were established in this process are placed within the context of broader European and global processes. Factors affecting the success of peacebuilding... (More)
The Sava River flows through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia on its way to join the Danube at Belgrade. This formerly national river became an international one as a result of the break-up of Yugoslavia due to the 1991-95 Yugoslav Wars. Following an overview of the conflict and a description of the Sava River Basin, this article describes the post-conflict challenges to joint management in the basin and the negotiations that led to a Framework Agreement and the eventual establishment of the International Sava River Basin Commission. The institutions and mechanisms that were established in this process are placed within the context of broader European and global processes. Factors affecting the success of peacebuilding efforts in this arena are reviewed, along with lessons learned. Finally, the article assesses the future prospects for the International Sava River Basin Committee's work and recommends some important next steps. (Less)
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Sava River Basin, transboundary water management, post-conflict, peacebuilding
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Water International
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36
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2
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186 - 196
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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0250-8060
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10.1080/02508060.2011.558886
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English
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  author       = {Stec, Stephen and Kovandzic, Jana and Filipovic, Marija and Colakhodzic, Amar},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {186--196},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Water International},
  title        = {A river ran through it: post-conflict peacebuilding on the Sava River in former Yugoslavia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2011.558886},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2011},
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