This article examines the process of genocide in the Prijedor municipality during the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s. In this article, genocide is understood as a dynamic and extraordinary phenomenon, which requires a subnational, or meso-level analysis, to capture the complexities of the case and to account for the shortcomings in the previous literature focusing mostly on the national-level. By narrowing the analysis to a more in-depth level, two explanatory factors help us understand the escalation and radicalization of violence to genocide: structural control and agency collaboration. Specifically, overwhelming political authority, territorial dominance, and a highly coordinated effort between national and local elites, brought the Greater Serbia goals to life, and accounted for the high-level of intensity and group-targeting witnessed in Prijedor.
"Visions of Greater Serbia: Local Dynamics and the Prijedor Genocide,"
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal:
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