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Debating the End of Yugoslavia

ISBN 9781409467113
Published October 20, 2014 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Florian Bieber; Part I The State of the Debate; Chapter 1 On the Current and Future Research Agenda for Southeast Europe, Eric Gordy; Chapter 2 Yugoslavia’s Dissolution, Josip Glaurdi?; Chapter 3 Disputes about the Dissolution of Yugoslavia and its Wake, Sabrina P. Ramet; Chapter 4 Political Science and the Yugoslav Dissolution, V.P. (Chip) Gagnon Jr.; Chapter 5 Does Scholarly Literature on the Breakup of Yugoslavia Travel Well?, Nebojša Vladisavljevi?; Chapter 6 The Dissolution of Yugoslavia as Reflected Upon by Post-Yugoslav Sociologists, Sergej Flere; Chapter 7 Studying ‘Reality’ as ‘It Is’, Reana Senjkovi?; Chapter 8 Debating the End of Yugoslavia in Post-Miloševi? Serbia, Hilde Katrine Haug; Chapter 9 Social Inequalities and the Study of Yugoslavia’s Dissolution, Rory Archer; Part II New Directions in Research; Chapter 10 What Do We Know about the Lebenswelt of Yugoslavs?, Armina Galijaš; Chapter 11 Miloševi? posing as Saviour of the Communist Regime, Christian Costamagna; Chapter 12 Serbian Political Elites and the Vance-Owen Peace Plan, Vladimir Petrovi?; Chapter 13 Before the Storm, Nikica Bari?; Chapter 14 Revisiting Nationalism in Yugoslavia, Gëzim Krasniqi; Chapter 15 The Yugoslav Chronotope, Ljubica Spaskovska;

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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 Galijaš 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.


"In numerous ways, this book contains many valid contributions to the mission of shining additional light on this still topical and significant issue, and achieves profound insights on the nature and causes of the dissolution of the SFRY."
Ivica Mladenovic, University of Belgrade, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe

"The book is interesting to read and most chapters present either valuable discussions of existing literature or point to worthwhile directions of future re-search."
Ulf Brunnbauer, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany