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.
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 GalijaÅ¡ 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