When Did the Break-Up of Social Federative Republic of Yugoslavia Start? Cover Image

Kada je počelo razbijanje SFRJ?
When Did the Break-Up of Social Federative Republic of Yugoslavia Start?

Author(s): Nikola Popović
Subject(s): Political history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: breaking up of the state; nationalism; bureacreacy; the level of te power; the Constitution
Summary/Abstract: The break-up of Yugoslavia begun during the early 60sat the same time when the bureaucracies of individual federal units started to asume the increased power. It was done to detriment of the federal structure. The process was folowed by the constantaccusations levelled against the Republic of Serbia and the Serbean League of Communists as the pillars of centralism, unitarism and Great Serbian hegemonism. The increase of the of the extent ow power od the federal units (republican etatism) led to the federalization of the League of the Communists of Yugoslavia, while the so-called „national key“ was aplied in te proces of formation of the entire federal structure. The economic life of individual federal units became more and more closed and duplicated, while the interests of Yugoslavia in general were neglected.Te ultimate result of such policy was passing of the Federal Constitution on February 21, 1974.The explanation for this step was that Federal Yugoslavia meant in fact an agreement between republics and autonomous provincies. When it became urgent to defend Yugoslavia in March of 1991., the members of the Federal Presidency were unable to reach such an agreement.Yugoslavia was set up of the road of extinction.

  • Page Range: 133-143
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Serbian