Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia From the Death of Tito To the Fall of Milosevic, Fourth Edition


Fourth Edition • January 1, 2002 • 448 pages

Print: $52.00USD/$63.99CAD

Ebook: $33.99USD, $39.99CAD

The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new chapter, a new epilogue, and revisions throughout the book. Sabrina Ramet, a veteran observer of the Yugoslav scene, traces the steady deterioration of Yugoslavia’s political and social fabric in the years since 1980, arguing that, while the federal system and multiethnic fabric laid down fault lines, the final crisis was sown in the failure to resolve the legitimacy question, triggered by economic deterioration, and pushed forward toward war by Serbian politicians bent on power — either within a centralized Yugoslavia or within an ethnically cleansed Greater Serbia. With her detailed knowledge of the area and extensive fieldwork, Ramet paints a strikingly original picture of Yugoslavia’s demise and the emergence of the Yugoslav successor states.