Serbia since 1989: politics and society under Milos̆ević and after

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University of Washington Press, Dec 30, 2006 - Political Science - 446 pages
During thirteen years in power, Slobodan Milosevic and his cohorts plunged Yugoslavia into wars of ethnic cleansing, leading to the murder of thousands of civilians. Their regime also subverted the nation's culture, twisted the political main-stream into a virulent nationalist mold, sapped the economy through war and the criminalization of the free market, returned to gender relations of a bygone era, and left the state so dysfunctional that its peripheries - Kosovo, Vojvodina, and Montenegro - have been struggling to maximize their distance from Belgrade. The essays in this book reveal a Serbia that is still traumatized from Milosevic's rule and groping toward redefining its place in the world.

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Sabrina P. Ramet is a Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, and a Senior Associate of the Centre for the study of Civil War, PRIO. She is the author of nine books, including Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to the Fall of Milosevic (4th ed 2002).

Vjeran Pavlakovic is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Washington and former Fulbright fellow at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He is a coauthor of Sovereign Law vs. Sovereign Nation: The Cases of Kosovo and Montenegro and author of numerous articles on Eastern Europe.

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