Eight. Conclusion

  1. Alex Jeffrey

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch8

The Improvised State

The Improvised State

How to Cite

Jeffrey, A. (2012) Conclusion, in The Improvised State, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118278789.ch8

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



  • improvisation as performance of sovereignty, practices incomplete;
  • GFAP, fifteen years after, BiH state, remaining open to dispute;
  • validity/scale of self-determination, of the Yugoslavia of 1991,1992;
  • the BiH state as improvised, with different ideas of solidarity and space;
  • political implications of state improvisation, shaping political allegiances;
  • emergence of the BiH, as a spatial/historical and ideas of sovereignty;
  • understanding how certain state ideas rise to prominence, while others blur out;
  • improvisation, exploring contingency/compromise characterizing state-building;
  • improvisation, illuminating an intimate scale of state making;
  • ‘verticality’ of state agencies, funding of civil society within financial/regulatory