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Author Radeljić, Branislav author
Title Europe and the collapse of Yugoslavia : the role of non-state actors and European diplomacy / Branislav Radeljić
Imprint London : I B Tauris, 2016
book jacket
 Modern History Library  327.49704 R126    AVAILABLE    30550100634151
Edition New paperback edition
Descript xii, 255 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "First published in hardback in 2012 by I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd" -- Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-246) and index
1. Writing the collapse of Yugoslavia : existing and potential arguments. Internal factors -- Economics : factor of connectivity -- External factors -- What is yet to be examined? -- Conclusion -- pt. 1. European Community relations with Yugoslavia. 2. The European Community and Yugoslavia from unofficial to official relations. Getting to know each other -- Communication -- The 1960s : closer or looser ties? -- 1968 : the establishment of official relations -- New dynamics -- Conclusion -- 3. The European Community and Yugoslavia from integration to disintegration. Introducing new debates and greater concerns -- The 1980s : new agreement and new challenges -- 'A slight cooling in EEC-Yugoslavia relations' -- The end of the 1980s -- Yugoslavs in the European Community -- Conclusion -- pt. 2. The role of non-state actors. 4. Calling diaspora and diaspora calling : impact of diasporas on European Community policy. Slovenian activism -- Croatian activism -- Diaspora strategies within the European Community -- Diasporas and individual European states -- Conclusion -- 5. Media power : media influence on European Community policy. Yugoslav media and the public -- Awakening of the Western media -- European Community reactions -- Media relevance for European decision-making -- Conclusion -- 6. With the blessing of the Vatican : the Catholic Church and European Community policy. Between the Yugoslav leadership and the Vatican -- Religious aspects of the Yugoslav crisis -- From churches to the Brussels officials -- Conclusion
"In 1992, Yugoslavia finally succumbed to civil war, collapsing under the pressure of its inherent ethnic tensions. Existing accounts of Yugoslavia's dissolution, however, pay little regard to the troubled relationship between the Yugoslav Federation and the European Community (EC) prior to the crisis in the early 1990s, and the instability this created. Here, Branislav Radelji⣠offers an empirical analysis of the EC's relations with Yugoslavia from the late sixties, when Yugoslavia was under the presidency of Josip Broz Tito, through to the collapse of the Yugoslav federation in 1992, after the rise of Slobodan Milo鳥vi⣠and the beginning of the Yugoslav Wars. Radelji⣠explores the economic, political and social elements of these discords, and also places emphasis on the role of Slovenes, Croats and other diasporas. Radelji⣠argues convincingly that a lack of direction within the EC enabled these non-state actors to take centre-stage, and shows how paralysis precipitated a bloody conflict in the Balkan region." -- Page 4 of cover
Subject Yugoslavia -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia -- Foreign relations -- 1980-1992
Yugoslavia -- History -- 1980-1992
Diplomatic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01907412
Europe. fast (OCoLC)fst01245064
Yugoslavia. fast (OCoLC)fst01279262
1980-1992 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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