Yugoslavia's Bloody Collapse: Causes, Course and Consequences

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Hurst, 1995 - Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 - 272 pages
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Christopher Bennett argues that Yugoslavia's disintegration was not, contrary to accepted wisdom, the product of inherent and irrational ethnic animosities and centuries of strife - an interpretation which helps to vindicate the West's policy of inaction. He suggests that the decisive turning-point came in 1987, when a struggle was waged within the Serbian Communist party between adherents of a Serb nationalist ideology (embodied by Slobodan Milosevic) and those Yugoslavs who clung to the concept of a multinational state.

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This is an absolutely excellent must-read study of the collapse of Yugoslavia. While it will not make Serb partisans happy, it overflows with fresh insight and clarity on each page. On a subject that ... Read full review

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