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Wednesday, January 16

Stealing the Bosnian Census, 2013-2016
3:30 pm
Robert Hayden
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Anthropology
Zsuzsanna Magdo
Contact Phone:
412 648 7423
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The 2013 Bosnian census figures reported by the central government contain an over-count of approximately 150,000, a number greater than the population of the third-largest city in the country, and probably due to mainly to illegal registrations of non-residents in strategically important parts of the country. While EUROSTAT had devised procedures to ensure a more accurate enumeration, the leaders of the three main ethno-national political communities had opposing interests in counting non-residents, illegally, as residents. This analysis of the 2013 Bosnian census will show that like an election, a census can be stolen by manipulating how data are counted, despite international efforts to prevent such a result.