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War and Change in the Balkans: Nationalism, Conflict and Cooperation

War and Change in the Balkans: Nationalism, Conflict and Cooperation

by Brad K BlitzBrad K Blitz


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The violence following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia has lasted for more than a decade and continues to mark the region. This 2006 volume analyses the causes of the conflict and describes its course from the onset of war in Croatia to intervention in Kosovo. The book concentrates on four key transformations: the demise of Yugoslavia and the creation of new states; the importance of nationalist ideologies in the preparation of war and their subsequent decline in the post conflict era; the role of international actors as policy makers, implementing agencies, and arbiters; and the process of democratization and integration into European structures. With contributions from some of the world's leading scholars of the Balkans and personal accounts from journalists, diplomats, and civil servants drawing upon their own experiences of war and transition, War and Change in the Balkans provides an unparalleled insight into contemporary European history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521860420
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Brad K. Blitz received his PhD from Stanford University and is currently Reader in Political Geography at Oxford Brookes University. He has written extensively on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and has taught causes in international and comparative politics, refugee and migration studies at Stanford University, the University of California Santa Cruz, Middlesex University, Roehampton University and Oxford Brookes University.

Table of Contents

1. War and change in the Balkans Brad K. Blitz; 2. Yugoslavia: state construction and state failure George Schöpflin; 3. The politics of national homogeneity Ivo Banac; 4. Milo∫evic's motiveless malignancy Srdja Popovic; 5. Germany and the recognition of Slovenia and Croatia Daniele Conversi; 6. From Bosnia to Kosovo and beyond: mistakes and lessons Kemal Kurspahic; 7. American cooperation with the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: 1994-9 William A. Stuebner; 8. The European Union's international role in the Balkans Fraser Cameron; 9. The disintegration of Yugoslavia, Macedonia's independence and stability in the Balkans Andrew Rossos; 10. The war in Croatia Branka Magas; 11. Negotiating peace in Croatia: a personal account of the road to Erdut Peter Galbraith; 12. The fall of Srebrenica David Rohde; 13. The war over Kosovo Noel Malcolm; 14. Kosovo and the prognosis for 'humanitarian war' Mark Bartolini; 15. The international administration of Kosovo since 1999 Bryan Hopkinson; 16. The dissolution of Yugoslavia: state-building and Greek exceptionalism Thanos Veremis; 17. Turkey, south-eastern Europe and Russia Ali Karaosmanoglu; 18. In search of Bulgaria's new identity: the role of diplomacy 1989-99 Philip Shashko; 19. Albania, Italy and Greece: some geopolitical considerations Carole Hodge; 20. New beginnings? Refugee returns and post conflict integration in the former Yugoslavia Brad K. Blitz.

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