UDC 342.25(497.6)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 68 (2017)
Vol. 68, No 1166-1167, pp. 118-137
DOI:

Review paper
Received: 12 Dec 2016
Accepted: 10 Jan 2017

THE POLITICAL PRECONDITIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONALISM AND REGIONALIZATION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Mudrinić Ljiljana M. (Dr Ljiljana Mudrinić), mudrinic.ljiljana243@gmail.com

The subject of this work are political preconditions for establishing regionalism and regionalization in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries. Also, the author is discussing what are the experiences of other countries and the general conditions for the development of regionalism, and what are the geopolitical aspects of regionalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Regionalization is encouraged by strategic, economic and, often, cultural factors. By intensifying regionalization, consolidating security, economic, cultural, religious and other forms of connections and alliances, states of a certain region deepen the existing or define new forms of regional cohesion. However, when it comes to BiH, it should be noted that a clear and harmonized regional policy and compliance at all levels of “authorities” or, more precisely, of “managing” the direction in which the regional policy should be developed does not exist.

Keywords: Regionalization, regionalism, globalization, regional integration, regional policy