Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Southeast European Studies 5)

Debating the End of Yugoslavia (Southeast European Studies 5)

By: Dr. Armina Galija (author), Professor Florian Bieber (author), Rory Archer (editor), Professor Florian Bieber (series_editor)Hardback

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Countries rarely disappear off the map. In the 20th century, only a few countries shared this fate with Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia led to the largest war in Europe since 1945, massive human rights violations and over 100,000 victims. Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to provide a different narrative, than to take stock and reflect on the scholarship to date. New sources and data offer fresh avenues of research avoiding the passion of the moment that often characterized research published during the wars and provide contemporary perspectives on the dissolution. The book outlines the state of the debate rather than focusing on controversies alone and maps how different scholarly communities have reflected on the dissolution of the country, what arguments remain open in scholarly discourse and highlights new, innovative paths to study the period.

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Florian Bieber is a Professor of Southeast European Studies and director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He is a Visiting Professor at the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University and has taught at the University of Kent, Cornell University, the University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo. He was also the editor-in-chief of Nationalities Papers. Dr Armina GalijaA! is a research assistant at the Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz. Rory Archer works as an assistant at the Centre for Southeast European Studies.


Contents: Introduction, Florian Bieber. Part I The State of the Debate: On the current and future research agenda for Southeast Europe, Eric Gordy; Yugoslavia's dissolution: between the Scylla of facts and the Charybdis of interpretation, Josip GlaurdiA; Disputes about the dissolution of Yugoslavia and its wake, Sabrina P. Ramet; Political science and the Yugoslav dissolution: the evolution of a discipline, V.P. (Chip) Gagnon, Jr.; Does scholarly literature on the breakup of Yugoslavia travel well?, Nebojsa VladisavljeviA; The dissolution of Yugoslavia as reflected upon by post-Yugoslav sociologists, Sergej Flere; Studying 'reality' as 'it is', Reana SenjkoviA; Debating the end of Yugoslavia in post-MiloseviA Serbia, Hilde Katrine Haug; Social inequalities and the study of Yugoslavia's dissolution, Rory Archer. Part II New Directions in Research: What do we know about the Lebenswelt of Yugoslavs?, Armina Galijas; MiloseviA posing as saviour of the communist regime: a reassessment, Christian Costamagna; Serbian political elites and the Vance-Owen Peace Plan: ICTY documents as historical sources, Vladimir PetroviA; Before the storm: Croatian efforts to integrate Republic of Serb Krajina from early 1992 to August 1995, Nikica BariA; Revisiting nationalism in Yugoslavia: an inside-out view of the Nationalist Movement in Kosovo, Gezim Krasniqi; The Yugoslav chronotope: histories, memories and the future of Yugoslav studies, Ljubica Spaskovska. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409467113
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9781409467113
  • weight: 646
  • ISBN10: 1409467112

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