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Author Stojanović, Svetozar.

Title The fall of Yugoslavia : why communism failed / Svetozar Stojanović
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997


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Description 341 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. From Stalinism to Titoism. 1. Varieties of Stalinism. 2. The Birth, Rise and Fall of Titoism -- Pt. 2. The Disintegration of Yugoslavia. 3. The Break-Up of Yugoslavia from Within. 4. Western Triumphalism and the Yugoslav Tragedy. 5. Serbia under the International Blockade. 6. The Pseudomorphosis of Communism in Serbia -- Pt. 3. What Has Happened to Communism and Marxism? 7. Why Did Communist Statism Collapse? 8. Postcommunism. 9. From Marxism and Post-Marxism to Anti-Apocalyptism
Summary This book represents the fruit of six years of work with the research project "Social Change in Yugoslavia at the Crossroads of Two Centuries" at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade. The greatest social change of all, however, came unexpectedly in the course of this work in the form of the tragic destruction of the Yugoslav state. Professor Svetozar Stojanovic emphasizes the causes of the implosion of communism as well as the obstacles to a postcommunist transition to democracy and a free-market economy. He examines in detail the structural weaknesses of communism, the victorious "capitalist encirclement," the ideological decay of communism and its loss of legitimacy, the Gorbachev and Yeltsin factors, and postcommunism's mix of communism, precommunism, democracy, capitalism, and nationalism
Notes This book is a revised translation of: Propast komunizma i razbijanja Jugoslavije
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communism -- Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1980.
Yugoslavia -- Politics and government -- 1980-1992.
LC no. 97007426
ISBN 1573921467 (cloth : alk. paper)
Other Titles Propast komunizma i razbijanja Jugoslavije. English