State Collapse in South-Eastern Europe: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia's Disintegration
Lenard J. Cohen, Jasna Dragović-Soso
Purdue University Press, 2008 - History - 413 pages
State Collapse in Southeastern Europe: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia's Disintegration is a multidisciplinary approach exploring the historical antecedents and the dynamic process of Yugoslavia's violent dissolution, drawing upon the most recently available resources. The volume, a compilation by distinguished scholars, examines issues broadening our understanding of the Yugoslav case, and also sheds light on how to deal with future episodes of state fragility and failure.The book updates, enhances, and when necessary revises explanations that have already been offered for Yugoslavia's collapse. Moreover, fifteen years after the Yugoslav crisis, the volume fills in the ""blank spots"" in the historical record. This careful reevaluation of Yugoslav dissolution provides needed assistance to policy makers who are routinely faced with the challenge of forging or rebuilding coherent, stable, and democratic state institutions in deeply divided societies.After an introductory chapter, an overview of the scholarly literature on Yugoslavia's disintegration, the volume is divided into three parts: the first is focused on ""The Historical Legacy,"" including the first, interwar, Yugoslav state, and the effects of the two world wars; the second, ""The Socialist Legacy,"" examines the reopening of the ""national question,"" the legacy of the 1971 Croatian spring and the role of intellectual elites; and the third part, ""The Breakdown of the 1980s,"" analyzes the failure of ""Yugoslavism"" and the socialist federation's descent into violence. The volume concludes with a comparative survey of the factors that account for the collapse of the three federal socialist states at the outset of the 1990s: Yugoslavia, the USSR, and Czechoslovakia.
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THE HISTORICAL LEGACY
The Evolution of Interwar Yugoslav Politics 19181941
A Historical Essay
THE SOCIALIST LEGACY
SelfDetermination in Socialist Yugoslavia1
Reopening of the National Question in the 1960s
The Croatian Spring and the Dissolution of Yugoslavia
The Failure of Common Educational Cores in Yugoslavia in the early 1980s
The InterRegional Struggle for Resources and the Fall of Yugoslavia
A Tactical Move or an Ultimate Solution?
Policy or Confluence of Tactics?
The Army without a State?
The Disintegration of Yugoslavia and Western Foreign Policy in the 1980s
Yugoslavia in Comparative Perspective
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