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Author Libal, Michael, 1941-

Title Limits of persuasion : Germany and the Yugoslav Crisis, 1991-1992 / Michael Libal.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.703 LIBA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Germany and Yugoslavia: The Story, 1991-1992. 1. Germany and Yugoslavia before the Summer of 1991. 2. The Crisis Breaks: 23 June-7 July 1991. 3. Serbia Launches a New Balkan War: July-August 1991. 4. Birth of the Peace Conference: August-September 1991. 5. The Death of Yugoslavia: September-October 1991. 6. Struggling with Serb Obstinacy: October-November 1991. 7. The Road to Recognition: November-December 1991. 8. The War Spreads to Bosnia: January-June 1992. 9. The London Conference: July-August 1992 -- II. Germany and Yugoslavia: The Issues, 1991-1992. 10. On Values and Interests. 11. Between Self-Determination and Institutional Legitimacy: On the Dangers and Limits of Political Rhetoric. 12. Shadows of the Past: Did Germany Re-enact History? 13. A New Balkan War: On the Nature and Origins of the Conflicts of Yugoslavia. 14. States and Frontiers: On the Dialectic of Unity and Diversity in the Yugoslav Realm.
15. Resisting False Claims: Why Serbia Is Not Yugoslavia (and Never Was). 16. Recognition: The Myth of Prematureness. 17. Recognition: The Legend of Unilateralism -- III. Conclusions. 18. Correct Insights and Sound Principles Cannot Cure Behavioral Weaknesses.
Summary This unique, first-hand account of German and European diplomacy in the early stages of the Yugoslav crisis is also a detailed analysis of the major issues that confronted decision-makers at that time.
Subject Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Diplomatic history.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Causes.
European Union -- Yugoslavia.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1990-
Yugoslavia -- Foreign relations -- 1980-1992.
ISBN 0275957985 (alk. paper)