New Book: Britain and the Balkans 1991 until the present
- Britain and the Balkans
1991 until the present
An incisive analysis of Britain's decision-making role in the Yugoslav conflict of the 1990s and in the formation of its successor states.
Tracing the evolution of British policy from the onset of war in Croatia and Bosnia to the NATO action in Kosovo and beyond, this major new work examines the underlying factors governing that policy, and its role in shaping the international 'consensus'. British policy is examined through parliamentary proceedings in the House of Commons and Lords, as well as through evidence offered at select committees, reports from political and humanitarian agencies, private interviews with protagonists and media coverage, in relation to the situation on the ground and to policy development on the part of other leading world powers and institutions.
Preface. Introduction 1 Croatia: establishing parameters; 2 From Croatia to Bosnia: consolidating policy; 3 Britain behind the steering wheel; 4 Diplomacy by cartography: peace plans and wider war; 5 Bosnia's 'safe' areas and General Rose; 6 Whitehall under challenge: Srebrenica; 7 Putting Serbia back on the map; 8 New Labour in power; 9 Kosovo; 10 Post Milosevic: a new leaf? 11 After 9/11: a new imperialism in the Balkans? 12 Full Circle.
Carole Hodge is currently engaged in post-doctoral research in international human rights law, and was formerly head of research at the South East European Research Unit of the University of Glasgow, UK.
March 2006: 234x156: 320pp
Hb: 0-415-29889-X: £65.00 eBook: 0-203-49496-2: £65.00