Powerful friends: educational corruption in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina

This study analyzes a set of structural elements, procedures, and behaviors within the country’s higher education that have jointly created an encouraging space for the increasing and self-serving utilization of higher education by the country’s post-war elite. Of the particular interest is this elite’s impact on the forms of educational corruption, which have shifted away from standard bribing processes and moved towards more complex favor reciprocation networks.

Amra Šabić-El-Rayess, PhD, Lecturer at the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Columbia University


The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. Amra Šabić-El-Rayess, PhD, Lecturer at the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Columbia University, has examined relations between social mobility and corruption in higher education of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her article entitled “Powerful friends: educational corruption and elite creation in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina” you can find in the attachment below.

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