This book focuses on the final years of socialist Yugoslavia and on the beginning of the country's break up. It offers a unique blend of thematic essays on political, cultural, economic, environmental, religious, and foreign policy issues in Yugoslavia.
Introduction: The Roots of Discord and the Language of War Part One: Adumbrations of the Breakup 1. The avoidable Catastrophe 2. The Dissolution of Yugoslav Historiography 3. The Armed Forces of Yugoslavia: Sliding into War 4. Media: The Extension of Politics by Other Means Part Two: The Republics 5. The Serbian Church and the Serbian Nation 6. Democracy and Nationalism in Croatia: The First Three Years 7. The Bosnian Crisis in 1992 8. Slovenia's Road to Democracy 9. The Macedonian Enigma 10. Politics in Montenegro Part Three: Economics 11. Economic Transformation in Former Yugoslavia, with Special Regard to Privatization 12. Foreign Economic Relations 13. Environmental Issues and Policies, with Special Attention to Montenegro Part Four: Foreign Relations 14. Relations with the Superpowers 15. Yugoslavia's Relations with European States Part Five: Culture and Society 16. The New Democracy—With Women or Without Them? 17. "Only Crooks Can Get Ahead": Post-Yugoslav Cinema/ TV /Video in the 1990s 18. The Catholic Church in a Time of Crisis Part Six: Conclusion