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Author Kirn, Gal, author, translator.

Title Partisan ruptures : self-management, market reform and the spectre of socialist Yugoslavia / Gal Kirn ; translated by Borut Praper and Gal Kirn
Edition First English language edition
Published London : Pluto Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 294 pages)
Summary Yugoslavia's twentieth-century bore witness to civil war, sharp ideological struggles and a series of 'partisan ruptures'; revolutionary events that changed the face of Yugoslavian society, politics and culture, which were felt on a global level. This book is a comprehensive historical and political analysis of the three major ruptures; the People's Liberation Struggle during World War Two, the self-management model and the Non-Aligned Movement. In order to understand what provoked and what came out of these revolutionary ruptures, Gal Kirn examines the implications of communism and socialism's productive relationship, the Yugoslavian 'experiment' of market socialism that marked the political and economic shift towards 'post-socialism' already in the 1960s, which crystallised new class coalitions that will later on - together with austerity politics - lead the way towards des-integration of Yugoslavia. Filling a much-needed gap in English language literature, this book's interrogation of the Yugoslav socialist experiment offers insights for left projects and democratic socialist discussions today, as well as historians of Yugoslavia and revolutionary movements
Notes "First published by Založba Sophia, Ljubljana 2014"--Title page verso
Translated from the Slovenian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-280) and index
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Capitalism -- Yugoslavia
Central planning -- Yugoslavia
Profit-sharing -- Yugoslavia
Socialism -- Yugoslavia.
Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Praper, Borut, translator.
ISBN 1786805359
Other Titles Partizanski prelomi in protislovja tržnega socializma v Jugoslaviji. English