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Author Cohen, Lenard J.

Title Serpent in the bosom : the rise and fall of Slobodan Milosevic / Lenard J. Cohen.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.7103 MILO/ COHE    DUE 27-05-21
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description xix, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Notes Originally published: 2000.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Kosovo Factor and the Rise of a Serb 'Hero' -- 1 Nationalism and Political Power in Kosovo: From the Sultanate to Slobodan Milosevic (1912-1986) 3 -- 2 Rise of Slobodan Milosevic 43 -- Part II Power and the Manipulation of Tradition -- 3 Politics in a 'Soft Dictatorship': The Methodology and Mechanisms of Control 97 -- 4 Governing a Garrison State: The Early '90s 141 -- Part III Twilight of the Milosevic Regime -- 5 Politics of Hope and Despair: 1995-1998 201 -- 6 'War Against the Whole World': Serbian Nationalism vs. NATO 250 -- 7 Postwar Politics in Yugoslavia: Kosovo and Serbia-Montenegro 301 -- Part IV Political Transition in a Decomposing Dictatorship: The Future of Serbia and Concluding Reflections -- 8 Yugoslavia's Current and Future Political Evolution 341 -- 9 Unraveling the Balkan Conundrum: The History--Policy Nexus 377 -- 10 Dictatorship Defeated: The Kostunica Phenomenon and the Meltdown of the Milosevic Regime 407.
Summary The violent disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo have highlighted 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 and his pattern of rule up to and including the recent war in Kosovo. Lenard Cohen examines Milosevic's shrewd admixture of Serbian nationalism and socialism, his utilization of the media as part of his "technology of rule," the employment of the educational system as a vehicle for political socialization. He also explores Milosevic's complex relationship with Serbia's intelligentsia, the Serbian Orthodox church, the police, and the army. What emerges is a clear understanding of Serbia's enigmatic leader and his influence on the Balkans.
Subject Milošević, Slobodan, 1941-2006.
Serbia -- History -- 1992-
Serbia -- History -- 1945-1992.
ISBN 0813340233