Synopses & Reviews
World War I created the state of Yugoslavia in 1918 and, in a series of wars, starting in 1991, Yugoslavia was replaced by several new and smaller states. The victors had always presented these wars as wars of national liberation: each war was fought for the sacred cause of national liberty. The book traces the origins of ideologies, appealing to the cause of national liberty, and outlines their use in the creation of new states and new political regimes in the Balkans.
About the Author
is Associate Professor in Politics at Macquarie Univeristy in Australia.
Table of Contents
Part 1: A Common Homeland of the South Slavs
* Yugoslavia at the Crossroads of Competing National Myths * The First Yugoslavia * World War II * The Second Yugoslavia * Part 2: The Homeland Fragmented
* From a Centralized State of Semiconfederation * The Loss of Legitimacy 1980-9 * The Rise of Nationalism * The Rise of New National Elites 1987-90 * On the Road to War * Wars for Independence * Bosnia-Hercegovina * Kosovo