The Balkans after the Cold War: From Tyranny to Tragedy

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At the end of the Cold War, the Balkan states of South East Europe were in crisis. They had emerged from two decades of hardline communism with their economies in disarray and authoritarian leaders poised to whip up nationalist feelings so as to cling on to power. The break up of Yugoslavia followed in 1991 along with prolonged instability in Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The Balkans After The Cold War analyzes these turbulent events, which led to violence on a scale not seen in Europe for nearly 50 years and ...

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Overview

At the end of the Cold War, the Balkan states of South East Europe were in crisis. They had emerged from two decades of hardline communism with their economies in disarray and authoritarian leaders poised to whip up nationalist feelings so as to cling on to power. The break up of Yugoslavia followed in 1991 along with prolonged instability in Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The Balkans After The Cold War analyzes these turbulent events, which led to violence on a scale not seen in Europe for nearly 50 years and offers a detailed critique of Western policy towards the region. This volume follows on from the recently published Outcast Europe: The Balkans, 1789 - 1989 - from the Ottomans to Milosevic, also by Tom Gallagher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415277631
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Challenges and crises after the communist era 10
2 The international dimension of the escalating crisis in Yugoslavia 37
3 The war in Croatia and the countdown to the Bosnian conflict, July 1991-May 1992 60
4 Genocide and dispossession in Bosnia and the international response 89
5 The Bosnian endgame: survival amidst tragedy and international rancour 124
6 International intervention in the Balkans, 1995-7: limited goals and capabilities 163
7 Authoritarian rule in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia 193
Conclusion 209
Notes 218
Bibliography 230
Index 242
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