Crises in the Balkans: Views from the Participants

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Constantine Panos Danopoulos, Kostas G. Messas
Westview Press, 1997 - History - 389 pages
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Written from the perspectives of regional and international participants, this book explores the causes and consequences of chronic conflicts in the Balkans. Assessing the likelihood of a region-wide conflagration, the contributors examine the ongoing carnage in Bosnia, the looming crisis over Kosovo, the dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the latter’s name, and the ongoing tension between Greece and Albania.This comprehensive volume includes separate chapters on the major actors in the Balkans: Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Germany, Russia, the United States, the EU, NATO, and the UN. Each case study provides the historical background and current concerns of that actor, analyzes its policies, and weighs future scenarios.

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Contents

A Brief Survey
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Defeating Greater Serbia Building Greater Milosevic
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Franjo Tudjmans Croatia and the Balkans MarkoPrelec
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Constantine P. Danopoulos teaches political science at San Jose State University and has written extensively on international security and civil-military relations. He is the author of Warriors and Politicians in Modern Greece (1984) and editor or co-editor of The Decline of Military Regimes—The Civilian Influence, Military Withdrawal from Politics , From Military to Civilian Rule, The Political Role of the Military, and Civil-Military Relations in the Soviet and Yugoslav Successor States. Dr. Danopoulos’s numerous articles have appeared in journals such as Armed Forces and Society, Political Science Quarterly, West European Politics, The Journal of Political and Military Sociology, The Journal of Security Studies and Public Administration and Development. He is president of the Research Committee on Armed Forces and Society/IPSA and editor of The Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Daniel Zirker is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of political science at Montana State University at Billings. A former peace corps volunteer in Northeast Brazil, his central research focus has been civil-military relations and the democratization process in Brazil. He co-edited Civil-Military Relations in the Soviet and Yugoslav Successor States (with Constantine Danopoulos) and has published numerous articles in a variety of journals, including Armed Forces and Society , The Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Perspectives, and the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies .

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