Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Radicalization in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Social Disorganization and Its Consequences
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. S. George Vicentnathan
Dr. Thomas G. White
Dr. Philip A. Ethridge
This thesis will explain how social disorganization leads to the radicalization. During the process of rapid change (e.g. abrupt democratization of previously authoritarian Bosnian society) new situations cause development of new desires (e.g. a need for greater independence from social controls) which results in development of new attitudes (e.g. individualism). When the society is unable to satisfy the new desires and attitudes, people resort to illegal acts and even violence to meet their new needs, and social disorganization develops. Due to lack of research that focuses directly on Bosnia this thesis will analyze similar researches conducted in other regions (e.g. India and Northern Ireland), and examine whether their findings could be applicable to Bosnian conditions.
University of Texas-Pan American
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