Mass Movements and Nationalism in Serbia and Yugoslavia in 1988: The Case of Vojvodina Cover Image

1988 年セルビアにおける大衆運動とナショナリズム ―― ヴォイヴォディナの諸集会についての一考察 ――
Mass Movements and Nationalism in Serbia and Yugoslavia in 1988: The Case of Vojvodina

Author(s): Kenta Suzuki
Subject(s): Political history, Government/Political systems, Evaluation research, Nationalism Studies, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Slavic Research Center
Keywords: Mass Movements; Nationalism; Serbia; Yugoslavia; 1988; Vojvodina;

Summary/Abstract: The year of 1988 is often regarded as a period of mass political actions in the politics of Socialist Serbia and Yugoslavia. From summer to autumn of that year, a series of meetings and demonstrations erupted and spread from one place to another with mutual connections. These events first took place in Vojvodina, followed by Serbia including Kosovo and Montenegro. As a whole, they are frequently called the “anti- bureaucratic revolution,” and it is generally said that they created large popular support for the Serbian party leadership headed by Slobodan Milošević and led the escalation of nationalism in the political stages and discourse in Serbia in particular and in Yugoslavia in general. This article explores the relationship of such mass movements with nationalism, particularly focusing on the development of meetings in the Socialist Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia from July to October 1988. It attempts to gauge the extent to which nationalism, or national/nationalist values and factors, shaped various aspects of these mass movements in Vojvodina, taking two steps for this purpose: the first is to grasp national(ist) factors in the overall structure of meetings, and the second is to analyze the ways in which nationalism was being articulated, understood, and discussed in the process of meetings, addressing their individual scenes and issues.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 67-102
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: Japanese