Original scientific paper
Jasmin Hasanović orcid.org/0000-0001-5448-7553 ; Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo
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This paper examines whether and to what extent the political order in Bosnia and Herzegovina, determined by the logic of ethnopolitics, contains and produces towards itself a subversive potential for its own negation. The idea gradually emerged in the context of various protests over the past five years, but it has taken a more serious shape as an academic issue by the merging of “Justice for Dženan” and “Justice for David” protests in 2018. Through the protests, starting from the citizens’ ID number and health care to workers’ rights and demobilized war veterans as politicized bodies par excellence up to the institutionalized instrumentalization of death, a biopolitical dimension signed by ethnodeterminism is noticeable. With a political reading of the relationship between counter-hegemonic narratives from below and their increasingly visible criminalization from above, the author problematizes how that which is here called biopolitics of ethnodeterminism produces a narrative of resistance as a possibility which illuminates the reverse of the system, thus calling into question the basis of its legitimation.
Ethnodeterminism; Ethnopolitics; Biopolitics; Protests; Bosnia and Herzegovina
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