The Croatian Spring

International Library of Twentieth Century History
Protest, Revolution and Foreign Policy under Tito
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Nationalism is a key topic within Balkan Studies, and the driving force behind the bloody and difficult history of the region. Under the charismatic Tito, the Yugoslavia state was successful in remaining 'non-aligned' - a friend of the West and the Soviet Union as it pursued its own vision of socialism. Using primary sources not previously utilized by western scholars, this book will document the 'Croatian Spring' - a movement 'from below' which began in the mid-sixties and pushed for liberalism and de-centralisation. A precursor to the successful Croatian Spring of the early 1970s, this flowering of political thought and action was suppressed. In particular the fall of Rankovi - ousted for allegedly bugging Tito's private apartment - marks the beginning of the end of the centralised and stable Yugoslav state. Batovic also looks at the role of the West, who felt a centralised and stable Yugoslavia was in their interests and therefore colluded in the initial repression of a reformist movement.

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Autor: Ante Batovic
ISBN-13 :: 9781784539276
ISBN: 1784539279
Verlag: Durnell MDL, I.B.Tauris
Gewicht: 580g
Seiten: 288
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 223x179x31 mm, 2 maps
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