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The destruction of Yugoslavia : tracking the break-up 1980-92

Author: Branka Magaš
Publisher: London : New York : Verso, 1993.
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Traces the story of Yugoslavia's disintegration over the entire period since Tito's death in 1980. This book explains why this once stable and seemingly harmonious country was fated to break up in a savage war for territory.
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Genre/Form: History
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Magaš, Branka.
Destruction of Yugoslavia.
London ; New York : Verso, 1993
(OCoLC)605157779
Online version:
Magaš, Branka.
Destruction of Yugoslavia.
London ; New York : Verso, 1993
(OCoLC)607781421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Branka Magaš
ISBN: 0860913767 9780860913764 086091593X 9780860915935
OCLC Number: 29638190
Description: 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Kosovo watershed and its aftermath (1981-87): Introduction ; Wrong turn in Kosovo: Students demand amnesty for Albanians ; Kosovo between Yugoslavia and Albania ; Nationalism captures the Serbian intelligentsia: Petition by Belgrade intellectuals. The end of an era. Editors of Praxis international defend their position on Kosovo. "Michele Lee" replies --
pt. 2. Interregnum (1980-88): Introduction ; Tito's deluge ; Reverberations of the Polish coup: Reactions official and otherwise. Petitions on Poland. Solidarnost with Solidarnosc ; Onset of the crisis: The Radović affair and its menacing consequences. Open letter against repression. Yugoslavia between the IMF and socialism. Trial of the Belgrade Six ; A new stage in the crisis ; Awaiting the future ; Brief notes on a visit to Yugoslavia, 18 May to 1 June 1988 ; Democracy and the national questioon --
pt. 3. Milošević assails the federal order (1988-89): Introduction ; Will the centre hold?: Slovene's reach for democracy ; "Anti-bureaucratic revolution" triumphs in Serbia ; Class anger explodes in Montenegro ; Albanians march for democracy ; The end of self-management? ; Break-up: Trepča on strike / Jelena Lovrić. The Albanian intifada / Shkelzen Maliqi. The spectre of Balkanization ; Civil war in Yugoslavia? --
pt. 4. Systemic collapse (1990-91): Introduction ; The league of communists breaks up: Kosovo and the strugle for democracy in Yugoslavia : interview with Veton Surroi ; Yugoslavia goes into a penalty shoot-out ; The slide towards civil war ; The generals' manifesto: Report concerning the actual situation in the world and Yugoslavia, and immediate tasks of the Yugoslav People's Army ; The undoing of Yugoslavia ; Youth rebel against Milošević: The Serbian intellectuals' appeal ; Yugoslavia in trouble: Will Yugoslavia survive?. Draft resolution on Yugoslavia to be put before the European Parliament ; The Kosovo boomerang ; Letter to The guardian on the coup --
pt. 5. War (June-December 1991): Introduction ; A requiem for Yugoslavia ; Memorandum for the British media ; A country unravels ; The spread of war: The vampire of Greater Serbia. Letter to the British government in the name of the Croatian Peace Forum ; Lessons of history : war returns to Yugoslavia ; Balkanization or Lebanization? ; A war that Serbia can only lose ; To be against the war in Yugoslavia means opposing the aggressor.
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