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“Let our Grandfathers’s Great House Stay Open”

This text offers a historical and critical review of genuine political development in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In a nutshell, it is the idea of political and social organization developed in deliberations between Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Yugoslav anti-fascist movement, and prominent communist intellectuals and leaders of Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This political model exceeded the classic single-nation-single-state bourgeois model on one side, but the author posits that it also surpassed usual communist federalist solutions. Based on the historical experience of Bosnian "stasis" (Wachtel) but also the revolutionary experience of numerous People’s Liberation Councils (Narodno-oslobodilački odbori), a vision of a plural historical community has been articulated that not only seemed to have operated successfully for decades bringing unseen material, cultural and political prosperity to its citizens, but is also poised to gain much more importance for the future of BiH and also Europe, which in itself faces the process of exceeding the single-nation-single-state model. By drawing from the Bosnian political experience, the author identifies three principles for the reconstruction of modern polity and the production of new forms of plural political co-existence.


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Issue No. 276 - Self-determination
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2019 , volume volume 47 , issue issue 276
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