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Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia
     

Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia

by Kate Hudson
 

This book provides a revisionist history of the rise and fall of Yugoslavia. Assessing the geo-political and geo-strategic reasons for its creation and dismemberment, it is an important corrective to much contemporary theorising about the destruction of the Yugoslav state. In particular Kate Hudson draws attention to the role of foreign states whose involvement in

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This book provides a revisionist history of the rise and fall of Yugoslavia. Assessing the geo-political and geo-strategic reasons for its creation and dismemberment, it is an important corrective to much contemporary theorising about the destruction of the Yugoslav state. In particular Kate Hudson draws attention to the role of foreign states whose involvement in Yugoslavia did much to destabilise the region, and explains how and why this happened. Tracing the state's origins from 1918 through war and the Tito years, she explains the distortion of the socialist economy resulting from Yugoslavia's unusual position between the two Cold War blocs, and the economic collapse of the 1980s as part of the US's drive for a free market. She also investigates the true causes and effects of the recent wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and brings the book up-to-date with an analysis of Milosevic's downfall, and events in Macedonia and Montenegro.

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‘has the potential to reopen the debate over the collapse of Yugoslavia, thus establishing the title as an original contribution to the ongoing discussion on the Balkans ... a very valuable addition’ --Vassilis Fouskas, Kingston University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745318813
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.50(d)

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Kate Hudson is Principal Lecturer in Russian and East European Politics at South Bank University. She is editor of Contemporary Politics, and author of European Communism since 1989.

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