The tragedy of Yugoslavia: The failure of democratic transformation

Jim Seroka, University of North Florida
Vukasin Pavlovic, University of Belgrade


Once it was hoped that the Yugoslav federation might manage to defy the odds once more, this time to become one of the world’s few examples of democratic pluralism. Instead, we are witnessing another Balkan tragedy. What went wrong? In this volume scholars from Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia examine the Janus face of pluralism, with case studies of electoral politics in the republics and of what were once the country’s institutions of integration - the League of Communists, the managerial elite, and the army. Among the contributors are Mirjana Kaspovic, Tomaz Masmak, Vesna Pusic, Anton Bebler, Ivan Siber, Vucina Vasovic, and the editors.