December 24, 2013

Social inequalities and political discontent have spurred citizens to gather in protest throughout the world in 2013. The EIU has measured the risk of social unrest in 150 countries around the world in the coming year and has places a heavy emphasis on institutional and political weaknesses.

According to its ratings, 65 countries (43% of the 150) will be at a high or very high risk of social unrest in 2014, among them is Bosnia and Herzegovina. This analysis, published by “The Economist” has sparked talk among B&H’s political analysts who say that social unrest is a possibility but not on a large scale, instead small scale “actions” can be expected from particular social groups  relate to and driven by the economic situation.