Here, Vladimir Unkovski-Korica re-assesses the key episodes of Tito's rule - from the joint Stalin-Tito offensive of 1944, through to the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, the market reforms of the 1950s and the 'turn to the West' which led to Yugoslavia's non-alignment policy. For the first time, Unkovski-Korica also outlines Tito's internal battle with the Workers' Councils - empowered union bodies which emerged with the 'withering away of the party' in the early 1950s.The Economic Struggle for Power in Tito's Yugoslavia draws out the impact of the period economically and politically, and its long-term effects. A comprehensive history based on new archival research, this book will appeal to scholars and students of European Studies, International Relations and Politics, as well as to historians of the Balkans.
Vladimir Unkovski-Korica is Lecturer in Central and East European Studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Glasgow. He completed his MSc in Russian and Eastern European Studies at Oxford University and his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he taught for several years. He was also assistant professor at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow.