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Through Bosnian eyes : the political memoir of a Bosnian Serb
Pejanović, Mirko, 1946-
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Bosansko pitanje. English
First U.S. edition.
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West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 2004.
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xii, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
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Concurrent with the dawn of multiparty politics in 1990, Mirko Pejanovic emerged in Bosnia-Herzegovina as the leader of the Socialist Alliance. His organization was in charge of implementing policies of the League of Communists. This memoir, beginning in 1990, tells the story of his experiences as a public and political leader. Through Bosnian Eyes covers a decade of Pejanovic's service. His role in public life was characterized by an unwavering commitment to national equality and strong convictions regarding the nature of a multiethnic Bosnia-Herzegovina. As a participant in the most important political events of the time, and as a colleague of every major political leader, the author conveys a personal history that is memorable for its insights into the neglected world of Serbs who remained loyal to the nation in trying times.

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Mirko Pejanovic was born and raised in the Bosnian town of Matijevici. He graduated from and became a professor of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo. In March of 1990, he was elected president of the Socialist Alliance for Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has published more than 150 professional works and holds the position of president of the Serb Civil Council for the Movement of Equality.

Table of Contents

Charles W. Ingrao
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
I. On the Eve of Political Pluralismp. 13
II. Ante Markovic's Failurep. 27
III. The Election Coalitionsp. 33
IV. The Triumph of the National Partiesp. 43
V. The Civic Parliament--Protest against the Warp. 53
VI. Secret Mission to Krajisnikp. 59
VII. The Presidential Platform and Its Destinyp. 73
VIII. The Bosnian Army and Its First Commander, Sefer Halilovicp. 85
IX. Kecmanovic Goes to Belgradep. 101
X. Herceg-Bosna--A New Political Factp. 115
XI. The Fate of Serbs in the Citiesp. 129
XII. Haris Silajdzic Resignsp. 153
XIII. The Geneva Peace Talksp. 159
XIV. The Vance Owen Peace Planp. 169
XV. The Owen-Stoltenberg Plan for a Union of Three Republicsp. 177
XVI. The SGV: Its Foundation, Principles, and Activitiesp. 187
XVII. Wartime Visits to Moscow and Belgradep. 197
XVIII. Joint Action for Dayton by the SGV and the HNVp. 209
IXX. The Dayton Peace Agreementp. 219
XX. The Serb National Question in Bosniap. 225
XXI. Constitutional Changep. 233
Indexp. 239