Limits of Persuasion: Germany and the Yugoslav Crisis, 1991-1992
This book provides both a unique, first-hand account of German and European diplomacy in the early stages of the Yugoslav crisis and a detailed analysis of the major issues. By correcting the many misperceptions and misjudgments about that period, the book will put the debate on Western involvement in the former Yugoslavia on a new and more solid basis.
This book presents both a detailed historical account of German diplomacy in the first year of the Yugoslav crisis and a thorough analysis of the issues that Germany and the international community faced at the time. Written by the German diplomat responsible for the conduct of German policy on the working level, the book is a compelling, first-hand view of the motives, perceptions, and actions of the German government.
Part I is a chronological treatment of the responses of the European Community and of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe to developments on the ground--in particular, the military conflict in Croatia and the German role in shaping these responses. Part II provides a systematic treatment of the causes of the conflict and the major issues raised by the Yugoslav crisis, such as questions concerning self-determination, frontiers, the role of history, and the recognition of successor states. Taken together, the two parts provide a comprehensive analysis of the origins of international involvement in the Bosnian war. This book will interest scholars, researchers, and policymakers involved with the Bosnian conflict and contemporary German and international relations.
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Germany and Yugoslavia before the Summer of 1991
The Crisis Breaks 23 June7 July 1991
Serbia Launches a New Balkan War JulyAugust 1991
Birth of the Peace Conference AugustSeptember 1991
The Death of Yugoslavia SeptemberOctober 1991
Struggling with Serb Obstinacy OctoberNovember 1991
The Road to Recognition NovemberDecember 1991
The War Spreads to Bosnia JanuaryJune 1992
A Flew Balkan War On the Nature and Origins of the Conflicts in Yugoslavia
States and Frontiers On the Dialectic of Unity and Diversity in the Yugoslav Realm
Resisting False Claims Why Serbia Is Mot Yugoslavia and Never Was
Recognition The Myth of Prematureness
Recognition The Legend of Unilateralism
Correct Insights and Sound Principles Cannot Cure Behavioral Weaknesses
The London Conference JulyAugust 1992
Germany and Yugoslavia The Issues 19911992
On Values and Interests
Between SelfDetermination and Institutional Legitimacy On the Dangers and Limits of Political Rhetoric
Shadows of the Past Did Germany Reenact History?