A Legal Geography of Yugoslavia's Disintegration

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2008 - History - 522 pages
ALegal Geography of Yugoslavia's Disintegration explains the violent break-up of the former Yugoslavia in early 1990s in the context of two legal principles- sovereignty and the self-determination of peoples. The author recounts Yugoslavia's history, with a focus on the country's internal, administrative divisions, and aspirations of different ethnic groups in order to effectively explain the genesis of the international community's political decision to recognize the right of secession for the largest administrative units of Yugoslavia.Trobovich, a Serbian author writing from the perspective of a disengaged scholar, tackles her subject matter with clarity and detail and offers an intriguing analysis of Kosovo's future status; international recognition of secession; implications of Yugoslavia's disintegration for other conflicts invoking right to self-determination; and international intervention in ethnic conflicts.

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Dr. Ana S. Trbovich is the Director of the Center for European Integration and Public Administration at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration in Belgrade, Serbia. She served as Serbia's Assistant Minister of International Economic Relations in charge of EU accession process from 2002 to 2006.

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