Seven. Becoming European

  1. Alex Jeffrey

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch7

The Improvised State

The Improvised State

How to Cite

Jeffrey, A. (2012) Becoming European, in The Improvised State, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2012

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336993

Online ISBN: 9781118278789



  • Becoming European, interpretations of Europe in post-GFAP BiH;
  • ideas of state improvisation, in understanding Europeanization in BiH;
  • European identity, as the openness and ‘being European’ a central schism;
  • no single process of Europeanization, invoking political/social processes;
  • European integration in BiH, sovereign into transnational governmental entities;
  • ideals of European integration, in contrast to the actual accession;
  • the OHR and conditionality, European accession with GFAP constitution;
  • politicians in BiH drawing on European imaginaries, for political causes;
  • integration into European structures, democratic for the Bosnian citizen;
  • EU conditionality in Serbian parties, RS strengthening the Bosnian state


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Europeanization and the State

  • Nested Balkanism

  • Conclusion