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The Balkans After the Cold War
From Tyranny to Tragedy

ISBN 9780415375603
Published July 22, 2003 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

At the end of the Cold War, the Balkan states of South East Europe were in crisis. They had emerged from two decades of hardline communism with their economies in disarray and authoritarian leaders poised to whip up nationalist feelings so as to cling on to power. The break up of Yugoslavia followed in 1991 along with prolonged instability in Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The Balkans After The Cold War analyses these turbulent events, which led to violence on a scale not seen in Europe for nearly 50 years and offers a detailed critique of Western policy towards the region. This volume follows on from the recently published Outcast Europe: The Balkans, 1789 - 1989 - from the Ottomans to Milosevic, also by Tom Gallagher.


'Tom Gallagher's well written account of the Yugoslav crisis skillfully weaves together its domestic and international aspects to provide a compelling explanation for the tragedy' - Slavonic and East European Review

'a good read' - International Affairs