Dr Milivoj Bešlin

The Reform of the Yugoslav
Federation and Serbia:
Deconstruction of the
Centralistic Paradigm and
Emergence of Alternatives





Case study 1

In the post-WWII period – having uncritically taken over the Soviet model, gripped by war psychosis over the Trieste crisis and then, in 1948, over Stalin’s possible aggression – the Yugoslav federation was actually functioning as a pseudo-federation, as defined by Branko Petranović.









Mrika Limani

The Albanians of Kosovo in Yugoslavia – the Struggle for Autonomy





Case study 2

In his memoirs, Fadil Hoxha recollects how terrible he felt when Milivoje Bajkić had yelled at him for writing the recruits’ names in Albanian while they were mobilizing men to fight for Yugoslavia’s final battles.









Dr Aleksandar R. Miletić

Generations of Serbian
(Re centralists, 1968-1990:
Justified Demands or the Road
to the Disintegration of





Case study 3

In her books, Sabrina P. Ramet used the terms “recentralization” and “recentralists” to designate the efforts to restrengthen the powers of the federal state and the proponents of such politics in Yugoslavia during the 1980s.









Hrvoje Klasić

„Flexing the Federation:”
Sociopolitical changes in
Yugoslavia in the 1960s ands





Case study 4

Over four and a half decades of its existence socialist Yugoslavia has amended four constitutions. This very fact indicated the problems and challenges the Yugoslav federation had been faced with continually since its establishment.
















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