An excellent companion volume to the successful A History of Eastern Europe, this is a country-by-country treatment of the contemporary history of each of the Balkan states: Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova. With a distinctive conceptual framework for explaining divergent patterns of historical change, the book shifts the emphasis away from traditional cultural explanations and concentrates on the pervasive influence of strongly entrenched vertical power-structures and power-relations. Focusing on political and economic continuities and changes since the 1980s, The Balkans includes brief overviews of the history of each state prior to the 1980s to provide the background to enable all students of Eastern European history to make sense of the more recent developments.time for the September 1997 elections to the Serbian parliament and presidency and to carry out emergency repairs to Serbiaa#39;s crumbling infrastructure (FT, 20 October 1997, p. ... Elections to the 250-seat Skupstina, 21 September 1997 The turn-out was 57.5 per cent. ... first round, Zoran Lilic (the former president of the FRY and a protAcgAc of Milosevic) won 35.9 per cent of the vote, Vojislav Seselj ( leaderanbsp;...
|Author||:||Robert Bideleux, Ian Jeffries|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2007-01-24|