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Студентске демонстрације у Београду 1968. године
Student Demonstrations in Belgrade in 1968

Author(s): Momčilo Mitrović
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Summary/Abstract: The paper gives an extended chronology of the student demonstrations in Belgrade in 1968. Presented are the main programmatic documents, demands and key events of the demonstrations in the Students’ Town and at faculties. Held within a global context, the demonstrations drew attention for the first time since WW II to deviations of self-managing socialism in Yugoslavia, as well as disaffection with the Party and bureaucratic establishment. Without challenging the role of the Union of the Communists of Yugoslavia, the student remained loyal to the one-party system, believing in the possibility of rectifying „mistakes” and in Communists setting the example of honesty. Despite some incompleteness of the system critique, the demonstrations of 1968 in Belgrade, were, due to their earnestness, an unprecedented phenomenon which seriously, albeit briefly, shook the political and the state establishment of the country.

  • Page Range: 481-491
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian