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The Road to War in Serbia
Trauma and Catharsis

Edited by Nebojsa Popov, Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade University and Drinka Gojkovic, philologist and editor of the journal Mostvi.

"...fills an iportant gap in the study of the lead up to the Balkan wars... remarkable for two main reasons: its source and its breadth. While many studies have addressed the issue of Serbia's involvement in the Balkan wars in recents years, outsiders wrote most of them. This is one of the few works by Serbian authors to reach English-speaking audiences. It provides a rare glimpse into Serbian academic analyses of the country's political system. The volume is also comprehensive, spanning several academic disciplines -- from psychology and literary criticism to political science and economics -- and covering a wide array of issues. As such, it provides a rich, multi-focal and multi-level approach to the phenomenon of Serbian nationalism." - Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

"Intelligent, theoretical arguments on every page.a thorough scientific study."
- Monitor (reviewing the Serbian edition)

"...comparison of the English translation with the Serbian indicates that the English version is faithful to the original and conveys the meaning well. The book is worth reading for its broad, insightful analysis, and Popov has done a good job in bringing these contributions together." - Slavic and East European Journal

"The quality of the articles is generally very high and they offer in-depth analysis of various aspects of the radicalisation of Serbian society. Taken as a whole, this is a very authoritative account of how the Serbian public was prepared for war. Although coming from Serbia, most authors are very critical not only of Milosevic and his obvious allies, but also of parts of the (former) opposition." - Nations and Nationalism

The Yugoslav crisis, with its armed conflict, ethnic cleansing and the reverberating ideas and mindsets, has been going on for more than ten years. The Road to War in Serbia is the first serious assessment to explore the roots of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Based on years of research, the authors - all eminent scholars in the field who have lived through these social conflicts - highlight key issues which have to date remained unknown or which have been previously neglected.

The issues dealt with include the institutional frameworks of ethnicity and nationalism; the input of the church, science, literature and sports; specific catalysts of the conflict and the role of the political actors, students, the ruling party and the media.

The Road to War in Serbia will be of great interest to all readers who want to understand why and how the violent option of settling disputes and conflicts on the territory of Yugoslavia is being accepted.

Vesna Pesic, University of Belgrade. Olivera Milosavijevic, University of Belgrade. Nebojsa Popov, University of Belgrade. Latinka Perovic, Institute of Modern Serbian History. Sreten Vujovic, University of Belgrade. Srdan Bogosavljevic, University of Belgrade. Ljubomir Madzar, University of Belgrade. Olga Zirojevic, Serbian Academy of Science & Art. Marina Blagojevic, University of Belgrade. Radmila Radic, Institute of Modern Serbian History. Drinka Gojkovic. Mirko Dordevic. Ivan Colvic, Serbian Academy of Science & Art. Vojin Dimitrijevic, University of Belgrade. Bojana Susak, University of Belgrade. Miroslav Hadzic, University of Belgrade. Aleksandar Nenadovic. Rade Veljanovski, University of Belgrade. Zoran Markovic, University of Belgrade. Snjezana Milivojevic, University of Belgrade. Marija Obradovic, Institute for Modern Serbian History. Dubravka Stojanovic, University of Belgrade.

720 pages
ISBN 978-963-9116-55-9 cloth $59.95 / €49.95 / £40.00
ISBN 978-963-9116-56-6 paperback $28.95 / €26.95 / £25.00