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The Balkans in the Cold War

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Uneasy Relations with the Superpowers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149
    2. The US, the Balkans and Détente, 1963–73

      • Effie G. H. Pedaliu
      Pages 197-218
  3. Balkan Dilemmas in the 1970s and 1980s and the ‘Significant Other’: The EEC

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
  4. Identity, Culture, Ideology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

About this book

Positioned on the fault line between two competing Cold War ideological and military alliances, and entangled in ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, the Balkan region offers a particularly interesting case for the study of the global Cold War system. This book explores the origins, unfolding and impact of the Cold War on the Balkans on the one hand, and the importance of regional realities and pressures on the other.  Fifteen contributors from history, international relations, and political science address a series of complex issues rarely covered in one volume, namely the Balkans and the creation of the Cold War order; Military alliances and the Balkans; uneasy relations with the Superpowers; Balkan dilemmas in the 1970s and 1980s and the ‘significant other’ – the EEC; and identity, culture and ideology. The book’s particular contribution to the scholarship of the Cold War is that it draws on extensive multi-archival research of both regional and American, ex-Soviet and Western European archives.

Keywords

  • Warsaw Pact
  • NATO
  • national communism
  • Yugoslavia
  • Non-alignment

Reviews

“The Balkans in the Cold War brings refreshing insights and important contributions. … this volume presents a relevant and useful read not only for historians of the Cold War but also for all those engaged and interested in contemporary European integration of the Balkans.” (Vladimir Petrović, Journal of Cold War Studies, July 12, 2019)

“The Balkans and the Cold War provides a forceful challenge to many of the prevailing interpretations of the region’s history. It effectively makes use of recently released archival documents to alter the understanding of Yugoslav-Soviet relations and the agency of the Balkan states with regards to the Soviet Union, the United States and the EEC. … a valuable contribution to the history of the Balkans in the Cold War.” (Eliot Rothwell, LSE Review of Books, lse.ac.uk, August, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom

    Svetozar Rajak

  • University of the Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece

    Konstantina E. Botsiou

  • University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Eirini Karamouzi

  • University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

About the editors

Svetozar Rajak is Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, the Academic Director of LSE IDEAS Centre and a member of the editorial board of the Cold War History journal. He is author of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War: Reconciliation, Comradeship, Confrontation, 1953-1957 (2010).

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou is Professor of Post-war History at the University of Athens, Greece. He chairs the Academic Committee of the Foundation of the Greek Parliament for Parliamentarism and Democracy. He is the author of Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (2006); and NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-1969 (2014).

Eirini Karamouzi is Lecturer of Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield, UK, and co-director of the Cultures of the Cold War network. She is the author of Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979: The Second Enlargement (2014).

Konstantina E. Botsiou is Associate Professor in Modern History and International Politics at the University of the Peloponnese in Greece. She is the author of Griechenlands Weg nach Europa: von der Truman-Doktrin bis zur Assoziierung mit der Europäischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft, 1947-1961 (1999) and the 3-volume Konstantinos Karamanlis in the Twentieth Century (2007), co-edited with C. Svolopoulos and E. Hatzivassiliou.

 

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-43903-1
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Hardcover Book
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