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Raspad Jugoslavije
The Breakup Of Yugoslavia

Author(s): Vesna R. Stanković Pejnović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: disintegration on Yugoslavia; political elites; nationalism

Summary/Abstract: Many analyses had tried to explain reason for disintegration on Yugoslavia focusing to arguments of economy crisis, nationalism, cultural differences, changes in international politic, role of important persons in creation and disintegration of state, structure-institutional reasons and ideological argument. Disintegration on Yugoslavia is result of many reason and it can't be reduce on one sole argument, but it must be put in complex through perception of political actors, their believes, interpretation of re- ality, past and future, and context of political action. There is no one reason for disin- tegration on Yugoslavia, because this process had history and context. Political elites were the main actors in process of disintegration; each analysis must be focused on them, their aspiration and acting. Single method for disintegration understanding is analyzing of intention (Ideology, belief) and acting (of politic) in context in which they had happened (international, domestic, cultural, economic, military). Political elite familiar with knowledge of ideology of collective identity of socialism find place in very similar ideology, nationalism. Communists responsible for creation of social- istic Yugoslavia stop to believe in this kind of state in 50s of 20 century. The main re- sponsibility for paralyzing the state, inability to constitute state, identify identity and ideology, had Yugoslavian political elites, because of lack of invention and imagina- tion for finding solutions acceptable for all interested sites. Legitimacy crisis’ essence is reflected in community never totally constitute. Yugoslavia was state in constantly pursuit for identity. In the twilight of Yugoslavian collapse, political elites eagerly tried to find legal basis for strengthen republic polycentric etatism in nationalism.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 601-618
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian