This chapter investigates French responses to genocide in Bosnia to understand the ways in which collaborative foreign policy through multinational institutions, and the pursuit of national interests in this context, can prevent meaningful intervention to prevent or halt genocides. It considers the definition of “genocide” and the emergence of “ethnic cleansing” as a means of describing the tactics employed during the conflict. Furthermore, it focuses on key policies during the Bosnian War such as humanitarian intervention and the creation of “safe areas” and seeks to understand how they affected the course of the conflict. Equally the chapter investigates the ways in which individual action at the highest political level affected the overall shape of French foreign policy in regard to the Bosnian conflict.
|Title of host publication||Genocide, Risk and Resilience|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Interdisciplinary Approach|
|Editors||Bert Ingelaere, Stephan Parmentier, Jacques Haers SJ, Barbara Segaert|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|