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 1989. 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 was awarded her PhD from the University of Oslo in 2007 and has taught Balkan Area Studies in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo.
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