Hrvatska politika prošlosti: samo još jedan primer postkomunističke studije slučaja?
Croatian Politics Of The Past - Just One More Post-Communist Case Study?
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Summary/Abstract: Countless publications and conferences on post communist politics of the past raise the question if comparison of “case studies” can be achieved by mere sequence or if this leads to obliterating particularities. This question is examined on the “case study” of Croatia - looking closely at historical particularities and the role of president Tuđman fashioning himself as World War II historian during the 1990s. Generally, three phases of approaching the World War II past can be observed: the revisionist Tuđman era (1990-1999), the social democratic intermezzo, in which democratic transformation was followed by avoidance of demonizing concepts of the enemy (2000-2003), and the new HDZ governance, when allowances were made for integration into the EU - while “the Serbs” were depicted as the “new Fascists” of the last war by prime minister Ivo Sanader (2003-2009).
- Issue Year: 2012
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 203-215
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Serbian