Subject: History / Europe / Baltic States

Subject: History / Europe / Baltic States

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Yugoslavia

|9780822960102|Oblique Insights and Observations| Defying Stalin and his brand of communism, Tito's Yugoslavia developed a unique kind of socialism that combined one-party rule with an economic system of workers' self-management that aroused intense interest throughout the Cold War. As a member of the American Universities Field Staff, Dennison Rusinow became a long-time resident and frequent visitor to Yugoslavia. This volume presents the most significant of his refreshingly immediate and well-informed reports on life in Yugoslavia and the country's major political developments. Rusinow's essays explore such diverse topics as the first American-style supermarket and its challenge to traditional outdoor markets; the…

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Yugoslavia

|9780822943617|Oblique Insights and Observations|Defying Stalin and his brand of communism, Tito’s Yugoslavia developed a unique kind of socialism that combined one-party rule with an economic system of workers’ self-management that aroused intense interest throughout the cold war. As a member of the American Universities Field Staff, Dennison Rusinow became a long-time resident and frequent visitor to Yugoslavia during these transformative times. This volume presents the most significant of his refreshingly immediate and well-informed reports on life in Yugoslavia and the country’s major political developments. Rusinow’s essays explore such diverse topics as the first American-style supermarket and its challenge to traditional…

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The Nazis in the Balkans

|9780822984078|A Case Study of Totalitarian Politics| The Sudosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Society or SOEG) was founded in 1940 to formulate wartime policy in Southeast Europe; its organizational life began and ended with the Third Reich. In his analysis of the creation, growth, and death of the SOEG, Dietrich Orlow focuses on the institutional behavior and power struggles of this microcosm of the Nazi system. Its story is illustrative of the nature of politics in all totalitarian societies and reveals the aims and the failure of Germany’s wartime exploitation of the Balkan resources and the long-term economic designs for the Balkans after…

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Between Nation and State

|9780822985815|Serbian Politics in Croatia Before the First World War|Nicholas Miller chronicles the politics in Croatia (1903-1914,) prior to the first World War. He examines the failures of the Croat-Serbian Coalition that led to their future inability to create a cohesive civic/democratic union during the war years. The Serb-Croat differences—political, ethnic, and regional—prevail to this day.| Nicholas J. Miller| Russian and East European Studies| History / Europe / Baltic States History / General

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Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania

|9780822961260|Eugenics movements gained momentum throughout Eastern Europe between World Wars I and II. Maria Bucur demonstrates that the importance of the eugenics movement in Romania rests not so much in the contributions made to the study of science as in the realm of nationalist ideology and social policy making.The notion that the quality and quantity of the human species could and should be controlled manifested itself through social engineering projects ranging from reshaping gender roles and isolating ethnic undesirables to introducing broad public health measures and educational reform. Romanian eugenicists sought to control such modernization processes as urbanization and industrialization…

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