By John K. Cox
Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge – 216 pages
Series: Postcommunist States and Nations
A clear and concise introduction to contemporary Slovenia. It examines the country's rapid transition from a collection of provinces in the southern part of the Habsburg Empire, to a republic within Yugoslavia, to an independent state and analyzes the major political and economic developments since 1991. The perfect introduction to one of Europe's most fascinating nations.
Preface Chronology Glossary and Abbreviations 1. Historical and Cultural Background 2. Political Background, Recent/Current Politics and Political Outlook 3. Economic Background, Recent/Current Economics and Outlook 4. Regional and International Relations 5. Slovene National Identity Bibliography Index
John C. Cox is Associate Professor and Director of the campus-wide honors program at Wheeling Jesuit University. He took his Ph.D from Indiana University in 1995 and is the author of The History of Serbia (Greenwood 2002). He had also written articles and essays on nationalism, fascism and Yugoslav communism, numerous book reviews on the breakup of Yugoslavia. His current research interests include literary translation and the life and works of the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare.