From Yugoslavia to the Western Balkans: Studies of a by Robert Hayden

By Robert Hayden

This publication brings jointly very important unique contributions to scholarly and political/policy debates over the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and particularly the battle in Bosnia. The analyses are grounded on empirically-based arguments approximately social and political dynamics, resonate with a lot larger/enduring problems with social technology inquiry, and continually problem commonly-held ideals in regards to the Balkans which are dependent extra on lack of information, false impression, or outright prejudice, than on intimate wisdom of the sector, its peoples, and their histories. while first released, a few of these essays represented sharply particular analyses that have due to the fact that then turn into “common wisdom.” Hayden’s arguments approximately how this multinational ecu federation collapsed following a serious monetary situation are disturbingly suitable to reading the concern of the ecu Union two decades later.

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12 In analyzing Serbia, I do not want to imply that that republic exhibited a unique revival of nationalism. g, the “Slovenian National Program” in Nova Revija no. 57, and Hribar 1989). An account of the development of the Slovenian nationalist movement, by one of its major participants, can be found in Rupel (1990). A more critical view of some of the rhetorical structures of Slovenian nationalism is contained in Bakić-Hayden and Hayden (1992). recounting the dead 31 federal executive and legislative bodies, representations that, combined, were greater than that of Serbia.

Kligman 1990). Instead, in at least some of the national(ist[ic]) political milieus of Eastern Europe, the totalizing socialist state is in not the ideology of political economy, however, so much as it was that of nation; even the communists had abandoned the ideology of class struggle for that of each nation. 4 One of the most confusing elements of Yugoslav politics in the late 1980s was the relationship between the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, which operated at the level of the federation, and the separate Leagues of Communists of each of the republics/autonomous provinces.

45 In cities and in other areas where the minority is so small as to be powerless, they are subjected to discrimination and severe pressure to leave. N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Former Yugoslavia, Serbs are subject to discrimination, lack of police protection, and other forms of government harassment, as are Croats and Muslims in Serb-controlled parts of the former country. The point is to drive people of the wrong ethno-national background out of the state, which is defined against them.

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