When the Yugoslav communists came into power in 1945, they claimed to have introduced a socialist solution to the Yugoslav national question. But what did this claim imply? 'Creating a Socialist Yugoslavia: Tito, Communist Leadership and the National Question' charts the approach pursued by Yugoslav communist leaders from their endorsement in 1935 of a strategy committing to the search for a 'socialist solution' to the national question within a multinational Yugoslav context, until the party disintegrated in 1990. Hilde Katrine Haug examines the impact of the communist leadership's aspirations to create a socialist Yugoslavia on their management of national conflict in the highly heterogeneous Yugoslav state entity.
Hilde Katrine Haug works as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Balkan Area Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. She holds a degree in Politics and Modern History from Queen's University, Belfast, and was awarded her PhD from the University of Oslo in 2007. She has worked for a number of years with refugees in Norway and internationally, and has participated in a number of OSCE election observation missions in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Bosnia Herzegovina.
Preface Chapter 1: The Search for Revolutionary Responses to the National Question in Yugoslavia 1918-1935 Chapter 2: Towards Yugoslav Federal Unity under Comintern Influence Chapter 3: People's Liberation Struggle and Building of a New Yugoslavia 1941-1945 Chapter 4: "White Lines on Marble Pillars": Republics, Autonomous Provinces and Borders Chapter 5: Introducing a Socialist Solution to the National Question in Yugoslavia 1945-1948 Chapter 6: Self-Management Socialism and Yugoslav Unity 1949-1958 Chapter 7: Socialist Yugoslavism between Unity and Diversity 1958-1963 Chapter 8: Institutional, Constitutional, and Ideological Changes Introduced in Yugoslavia 1964-1971 Chapter 9: The National Questions Revisited: National Controversies 1967-1971 Chapter 10: The Croatian National Revival and Crisis 1967-1971 Chapter 11: A Reconsideration of the Purpose of the Yugoslav State 1971-1980 Chapter 12: The end of Brotherhood and Unity: Yugoslav National Policy in the 1980s Conclusion