Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia

Igor Stiks, Srecko Horvat

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This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical “democracies.” The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict, corruption and violence. Providing a much needed critical examination of the Yugoslav socialist experience, the volume sheds light on the recent rebirth of radical politics in the Balkans, where new groups and movements struggle for a radically democratic vision of society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVerso Books
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9781781686201, 9781781686218
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • social movements
  • postsocialism
  • the Balkans
  • Yugoslavia
  • post-Yugoslav states

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