Book — xviii, 438 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Explores the life, personality, and policies of Serbias president, Slobodan Milosevic, and Serbian political development from 1987 to 2000. . The violent disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, and its aftermath, highlight the importance of a detailed understanding of the Balkan region. The political outlook and behavior of the Serbs and Serbian elites has been particularly bewildering to Western citizens and decision-makers. Serpent in the Bosom provides an analysis of Serbian politics from 1987 to 2000 that centers on an examination of Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power, his pattern of rule, the war in Kosovo, and the recent democratic revolution in Serbia. Lenard Cohen examines Milosevic's shrewd admixture of Serbian nationalism and socialism and his utilization of the media, and other agencies, as part of his "technology of rule. " He also explores Milosevic's complex relationship with Serbia's intelligentsia, the Serbian Orthodox church, the police, and the army, as well as Serbian-Albanian relations, and the Belgrade regimes ongoing controversy with Montenegros political leadership. What emerges is a clear understanding of Serbia's enigmatic leader, his influence on the Balkans, and the process of political transition in Yugoslavia. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Hague ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, c2000.
Book — xvi, 278 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
On June 26, 1991, after some 46 years without a war in Europe, violent conflict erupted in the territory of what used to be the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It took more than four years of atrocities before a peace agreement was finally negotiated in Dayton, Ohio, in November 1995. This book provides a detailed analysis of the response of Western Europe to the disintegration of Yugoslavia. The account pays particular attention to the behaviour of the major Member States of the European Community (later Union), such as France, Britain, and Germany, in two crucial moments of debate and decision-making: the diplomatic recognition of Slovenia and Croatia in 1991, and the debate on the desirability and form of a possible military intervention in the warring country. By combining three theoretical approaches to the study of international politics - neorealism, neoliberal institutionalism, and liberal intergovernmentalism - Lucarelli provides a theoretically informed analysis of the main forces behind Western Europe's response to the Yugoslav wars. Conclusions are drawn on the major characteristics of Western Europe's management of the conflict, the interplay of international and domestic factors behind the behaviour of Western European states, the relative explanatory power of each of the three theoretical perspectives and their common research tradition, and the perspective of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union. The book's reconstruction and evaluation of conflict management in ex-Yugoslavia, its attention to the influence of the European integration process on the foreign policy of its Member States, and its use and assessment of International Relations theoretical tools, should make it of topical interest for a wide range of scholars interested in both international and European political affairs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contents - 8[-]Preface - 10[-]Abbreviations - 14[-]Chronology - 16[-]Introduction - 26[-]1 The Netherlands and its Foreign Policy System - 46[-]2 An Emerging Challenge, July 1990-June 1991 69 - 70[-]3 From 'Even-Handedness' to 'Selectiveness': The Dutch EC Presidency, July-December 1991 - 102[-]4 Moral and Political Entrapment: International Peace Plans for Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992-1994 - 144[-]5 Military Entrapment: The Commitment to Srebrenica - 182[-]Conclusion - 226[-]Bibliography - 244[-]Index - 258.
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A detailed analysis of the response to the Yugoslav crisis by one of America's key allies in NATO. The author focuses on the question of how a Western bureaucracy faced up to the most complex foreign policy challenge of the 1990s. The Netherlands, as a 'pocket-sized medium power', is an interesting case study. While the margins for Dutch foreign policy are limited, fate had it that the Netherlands occupied the European presidency during the second half of 1991, when the recognition issue divided the West and the parameters for the subsequent international intervention in the Balkans were set. By July 1995, the involvement of the Netherlands had deepened to the extent that Dutch troops who found themselves trapped in the UN safe area of Srebrenica together with the local Muslim population were unable to prevent the worst massacre in Europe since the Second World War. This study is based on interviews with all the major players, including two former Defence Ministers and two former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and on documents from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made available under the country's own 'freedom of information act'. (source: Nielsen Book Data)