Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholars' Initiative (Second Edition)

Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholars' Initiative (Second Edition)


Download Preface and Acknowledgements (215 KB)

Download Introduction (259 KB)

Download Chapter 1: The Dissolution of Yugoslavia, Andrew Wachtel and Christopher Bennett (384 KB)

Download Chapter 2: Kosovo under Autonomy, 1974–1990, Momčilo Pavlović (469 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Independence and the Fate of Minorities, 1991–1992, Gale Stokes (461 KB)

Download Chapter 4: Ethnic Cleansing and War Crimes, 1991–1995, Marie-Janine Calic (420 KB)

Download Chapter 5: The International Community and the FRY/Belligerents, 1989–1997, Matjaž Klemenčič (454 KB)

Download Chapter 6: Safe Areas, Charles Ingrao (396 KB)

Download Chapter 7: The War in Croatia, 1991–1995, Mile Bjelajac and Ozren Žunec (442 KB)

Download Chapter 8: Kosovo under the Milošević Regime, Dušan Janjić, with Anna Lalaj and Besnik Pula (431 KB)

Download Chapter 9: The War in Kosovo, 1998–1999, James Gow (463 KB)

Download Chapter 10: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, John B. Allcock, Editor (472 KB)

Download Chapter 11: Living Together or Hating Each Other?, David MacDonald, Editor (419 KB)

Download Chapter 12: Montenegro: A Polity in Flux, 1989–2000, Kenneth Morrison (429 KB)

Download Appendix: Rosters (280 KB)


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It has been two decades since Yugoslavia fell apart. The brutal conflicts that followed its dissolution are over, but the legacy of the tragedy continues to unsettle the region. Reconciliation is a long and difficult process that necessitates a willingness to work together openly and objectively in confronting the past. Over the past decade the Scholars’ Initiative assembled an international consortium of historians, social scientists, and jurists to examine the salient controversies that still divide the peoples of former Yugoslavia. The broadly conceived synthesis will assist scholars, public officials, and the people they represent both in acknowledging inconvenient facts and in discrediting widely held myths that inform popular attitudes and the electoral success of nationalist politicians who profit from them.



Publication Date

Winter 12-15-2012


Purdue University Press


West Lafayette, Indiana


Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Montenegro


Defense and Security Studies | European History | Military and Veterans Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies


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