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Sterven voor Sarajevo ? : De Joegoslavische kwestie in de Belgische politiek, 1991-1995

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  • Patrick Stouthuysen

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This article deals with the question why the war in Yugoslavia (1991-1 995) was hardly an issue in Belgian politics and society. We analyze how the conflict was framed in the newspapers, by opinion-leaders and by the peace movement. We also reconstruct the parliamentary debate: what parliamentary initiatives were taken and which framing of the conflict dominated the discussions. We conclude that the Belgian debate was largely dominated by the realist frame. This was probably a result of the presence of Belgian UN-soldiers in the conflict-zone, of the fact that the peace movement was divided and concentrated on other issues, and of the fact that the interventionist frame was claimed by the extreme rightwing Vlaams Blok party.

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Stouthuysen, P., (2004) “Sterven voor Sarajevo ? : De Joegoslavische kwestie in de Belgische politiek, 1991-1995”, Res Publica 46(4), p.555-582. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v46i4.18417

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30 Dec 2004
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