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Stealing Mostar: The Role of Criminal Networks in the Ethnic Cleansing of Property

Abstract Ethno-nationalist politicians and criminals in Mostar espoused a discourse of ethno-exclusionist sociocultural relations as a superstructure for the public in order to establish ethnocratic kleptocracies where they concealed their criminal colonization of residential and commercial property through manipulating the pre-Bosnian War discourse on property relations. This is not to argue that some or most of these politicians and criminals did not believe in their virulent nationalist rhetoric, but instead that the effects of the discourse created well-used pathways to personal, not community, wealth. Elites used the Yugoslav economic crisis and perceived past grievance to enflame growing tensions between ethnicities and social classes. I use M... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Pignotti, Arthur James (Author) / Batalden, Stephen K (Advisor) / Von Hagen, Mark (Committee member) / Holian, Anna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / East European studies / Law / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Crime / Internal Displacement / International Intervention / Mostar / Property Restitution
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 211 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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