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The Three Yugoslavias: State-building and Legitimation, 1918-2005

Sabrina P. Ramet Indiana University Press, 2006 - History - 817 pages 0 Reviews

Yugoslavia exploded onto the front pages of world newspapers in the early 1990s. The War of Yugoslav Succession of 1991–1995 convinced many that interethnic violence was endemic to politics in Yugoslavia and that the Yugoslav meltdown had occurred because of ancient hatreds. In this thematic history of Yugoslavia in the 20th century, Sabrina P. Ramet demonstrates that, on the contrary, the instability of the three 20th-century Yugoslav states—the interwar kingdom (1918–41), socialist Yugoslavia (1945–91), and the rump Yugoslav state created in 1992, consisting of Serbia and Montenegro—can be attributed to the failure of succeeding governments to establish the rule of law and political legitimacy. Ramet places emphasis on the failure of the state-building project and the absence of political legitimation, rather than on ineluctable or abstract historical forces. Based on extensive archival research and fieldwork and the culmination of more than two decades of study, The Three Yugoslavias is a major contribution to an understanding of Yugoslavia and its successor states.

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1 17 The Socialist Federated Republic of Yugoslavia xxv 28 and Slovenes 19181929 35 19291941 79 Yugoslavia 19451951 163 10 232 18 245 20 251 289 650 304 667 311 683 318 702 Selected Bibliography 747 Index 775 263 781 450 784

MoreThe War of Yugoslav Succession Phase 2 19921995 381 1 533 4 566 Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Notes and Bibliography 607 288 644 341 798 363 806 461 807 597 812 Copyright


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About the author (2006)

Sabrina P. Ramet is Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and Senior Associate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO). She is the author of eight previous books, including Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia (IUP, 1992).

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Title The Three Yugoslavias: State-building and Legitimation, 1918-2005
ACLS Humanities E-Book Author Sabrina P. Ramet Contributor American Council of Learned Societies Edition illustrated, annotated Publisher Indiana University Press, 2006 ISBN 0253346568, 9780253346568 Length 817 pages Subjects History  › Europe  › Eastern

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