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Ethnic cleansing : politics, policy, violence : Serb ethnic cleansing campaign in former Yugoslavia /
Emir Suljagić.
edition
1. Aufl.
imprint
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2010.
description
294 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
3832958657 (pbk.), 9783832958657 (pbk.)
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imprint
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2010.
isbn
3832958657 (pbk.)
9783832958657 (pbk.)
contents note
Ethnic cleansing : theoretical issues and concerns and new interpretation -- Historical background : evolution of Serb politics--from the state of Serbia to the single Serb state -- The frame for the picture of ethnic cleansing : common agenda, state and policy -- Ethnic cleansing : practice and its constitutive elements -- Murder as part of ethnic cleansing--attack on co-existence, past and future -- Detention camps and practices in the camps : moral attack on the victims -- Concealment and destruction of evidence : destroying the past -- Bringing ethnic cleansing home : crisis staff--key agent of destruction -- Ordinary Serbs' complicity in ethnic cleansing : no ordinary crime -- Ethnic cleansing in retrospect and some conclusions.
catalogue key
8445662
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-294).
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This dissertation analyzes ethnic cleansing/mass murder through research of the ethnic cleansing campaign pursued by the Serbian political and military leadership in the former Yugoslavia. It offers a new approach to understanding why - unlike other similar multi-ethnic Central and East-European socialist states - ethnic cleansing appeared to be a viable policy option pursuit in former the Yugoslavia. The book provides a new framework for the analysis of ethnic cleansing policy in the function of the (nation) state-building efforts on the part of Serb elites. It identifies, classifies, and explains the specific actions that fall under the policy and practice of ethnic cleansing and their interrelationship. It also looks at the local/communal context, and it sheds additional light on the relationship between the state-apparatus and community/society at large in the operation of ethnic cleansing in former the Yugoslavia. The book concludes that both policy and the effects of ethnic clean
Main Description
This dissertation analyzes ethnic cleansing/mass murder through research of the ethnic cleansing campaign pursued by the Serbian political and military leadership in the former Yugoslavia. It offers a new approach to understanding why - unlike other similar multi-ethnic Central and East-European socialist states - ethnic cleansing appeared to be a viable policy option pursuit in former the Yugoslavia. The book provides a new framework for the analysis of ethnic cleansing policy in the function of the (nation) state-building efforts on the part of Serb elites. It identifies, classifies, and explains the specific actions that fall under the policy and practice of ethnic cleansing and their interrelationship. It also looks at the local/communal context, and it sheds additional light on the relationship between the state-apparatus and community/society at large in the operation of ethnic cleansing in former the Yugoslavia. The book concludes that both policy and the effects of ethnic cleansing should, in post-conflict societies, impede recovery of the society in question, as entire communities remain hostages of politics, ideology, and the groups who perpetrate ethnic cleansing. Dissertation.

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