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Belgrade, Pale, Knin: Kin-state Control over rebellious puppets?

Caspersen, Nina (2007) Belgrade, Pale, Knin: Kin-state Control over rebellious puppets? Europe-Asia Studies, 59 (4). pp. 621-641. ISSN 1465-3427

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Abstract

The importance of kin-state involvement in ethnic conflicts and wars is often recognised in the literature, yet little theorising exists. This article analyses the links between the Serbian regime and the Serb leaders in Croatia and Bosnia during the Yugoslav war. Contrary to widespread assumptions, it finds that Slobodan Miloevi was not always able to control local developments; the local Serb leaders became increasingly rebellious and possessed means for limiting Belgrade's influence. Instead of assuming static ethnic solidarities, the analysis focuses on intra-ethnic divisions and the supply of resources and is thereby able to capture the fluidity of kin-state relations and the potentially limited longevity of such ties. It shows that links between a kin-state and its ethnic brethren may be weakened despite the existence of extreme insecurity.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Europe-Asia Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 34129
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2010 15:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34129

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