The Former Yugoslavia at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
A Guide to the Economies in Transition
By Ian Jeffries
Routledge – 2002 – 648 pages
This book focuses on the recent political and economic events in the former Yugoslavia.
The author presents a clear, detailed and accessible breakdown of the developments in: Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
The role of the West in the more unstable countries of the Former Yugoslavia has been reassessed in the light of the terrorist attacks on the United States and the fall of Afghanistan. The involvement of the US, in particular, in countries affected by ethnic strife has been brought under scrutiny, as has the role of international military and civilian involvement in maintaining peace and rebuilding economies and political structures. This book contributes to these debates by providing a unique level of coverage of economic and political developments in former Yugoslav countries. It will provide an invaluable source of reference for all those interested in transitional and developing countries.
'Of the few authors sufficiently knowledgeable to write on all the thirty plus countries moving from central planning to the market, Ian Jeffries is outstanding…. ranging from front-rank EU candidates to barely-changed Cuba and North Korea, (this series) promises to be a 'must buy' for any university library.' - Professor Michael Kaser, Universities of Birmingham and Oxford
'As a reference work, it will prove useful to anyone working on 'post-Yogoslav' topics - Sabrina P. Ramet, Europe-Asia Studies
Ian Jeffries is Member of the Centre of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Wales.