The Lessons of Yugoslavia
JAI Imprint, 2000 - History - 378 pages
Hardbound. In 1997 Science for Peace invited experts on Yugoslavia to Toronto for a conference to discuss the lessons learnt from the Yugoslav conflict and eventual break-up of the former country. Although each expert addressed a specific range of problems, there was also a surprising degree of consensus.Before this book was ready for publication, war broke out in Kosovo and therefore additional papers were invited to analyse the Kosovan conflict. The resulting review of the Yugoslav tragedy is a comprehensive one, representing a variety of perspectives. The issues discussed include the ambiguous state of international law as it applies to disputes over secession; structural features of the society such as the distribution of ethnic groups within enclaves; the impact of foreign countries on Yugoslav politics; Tito's legacy in defining the constitution and decentralising power; the Dayton process and the following Bosnian elections; the conflict
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