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Explaining Yugoslavia / John B. Allcock.

Author: John B Allcock
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Allcock
ISBN: 0231120540 9780231120548 0231120559 9780231120555
OCLC Number: 42592868
Description: xxvii, 499 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Continuity and discontinuity --
The quest for understanding --
The argument outlined --
Balkan Societies in the Modern World --
Modernity: modernisation --
Globalisation --
The Balkans, Europe and the world --
Markets, Industry and Trade before 1945 --
Some preliminary framing generalisations --
The Ottoman Empire and the explanation of backwardness --
The development of Ottoman underdevelopment --
Regional diversity in the Ottoman economy in the Balkans --
The roots of backwardness in the Habsburg lands --
The "First Yugoslavia" and the problems of modernisation --
The economic impact of the Second World War --
The "Second Yugoslavia" and the Contradictions of Modernity --
Post-war socialist reorganisation --
The re-evaluation of central planning --
The development of "workers' self-management" --
The reform process and its contradictions --
Economic factors in the break-up of Yugoslavia --
Economic Modernisation: the Agrarian Economy --
Why agriculture? --
Modernisation, commoditisation and capitalism --
The agrarian economy in the Ottoman lands --
The agrarian economy in the Habsburg lands --
Agriculture in the "First Yugoslavia" --
The impact of the Second World War --
Agriculture under "administrative socialism" --
Reappraisal-and stagnation --
Agriculture and economic reform --
The "Green Plan" --
Agriculture in the years of crisis --
The Movement of Population: Territory and Power --
The importance of population --
Four types of population movement --
Conquest and the changing character of new elites --
War and the displacement of the defeated --
Spontaneous driftor "metanastasis" --
Modernisation and the flight to the towns --
Differential population growth --
New Classes for Old --
New perspectives for old --
Social hierarchy under the Habsburgs --
Social hierarchy under Ottoman absolutism --
The chimera of Balkan capitalism --
Inequality and Communist revolution --
The development of social differences in the "Second Yugoslavia" --
Inequalities as a factor in the break-up of Yugoslavia --
State Formation and the International Order --
States and the system of states --
"Imperial borderlands" and the "Eastern Question" --
The First World War and the formation of a unified South Slav state --
The "First Yugoslavia" in the Balkan political space --
The rise of socialist Yugoslavia and the Cold War --
The break-up of Yugoslavia in its global context --
Dimensions of Political Modernity: the Failure of Democracy --
"Democracy" and political modernity --
The importance of "civil society" ... --
... and the link with "citizenship" --
Representative institutions before unification of the South Slavs --
The populist pattern of interwar politics --
The political legacy of war: 1941-5 --
Communist hegemony and the one-party system --
Dimensions of Political Modernity: the Failure of Civil Society and Citizenship --
The underdevelopment of civil society before 1945 --
The failure of civil society in the Second Yugoslavia --
Citizenship --
Civility and "civil manners" --
The failure of citizenship and civil society --
The Forging of National Identity --
The construction of national identity --
The dialectics of national identity --
The nation as an "imagined community" --
Nationhood and the future of the South Slav peoples --
The Passing of Traditional Society? --
"Culture" and the nature of "tradition" --
Family life and kinship --
Land ownership --
Relationships of sponsorship and clientship --
Religion --
Politics as tradition --
Violence in South Slav Society --
Knowing the "other": the practice of knowledge --
Legitimacy, violence and social order --
The forms of legitimate violence --
The symbolic interpretation of violence --
Coda on "aberrant" violence --
Quo Vadis, Jugoslavijo? --
The place of the past: prison or patrimony? --
Why did Yugoslavia fall apart? --
Post-Communism in Yugoslavia: six theses.

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