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Yugoslavia's bloody collapse: causes, course and consequences

Bennett, Christopher Michael (1995) Yugoslavia's bloody collapse: causes, course and consequences. Hurst Publishers, UK, 272 pp. ISBN 978-1-85065-228-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:89957)

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Abstract

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. As soon as Milosevic gained the upper hand he ruthlessly purged his rivals and launched a massive campaign of media indoctrination to stir up Serb nationalist sentiment. This new Serb nationalism, which has so revolted the world since 1991, is thus Milosevic’s creation and not the result of historical enmity. The author’s examination of this phenomenon is set within a concise and accessible history of the former Yugoslavia.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Helen Cooper
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 10:26 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/89957 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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