Kosovo, 1944–1981: The Rise and the Fall of a Communist ‘Nested Homeland’

@article{Petrovic2010Kosovo1T,
  title={Kosovo, 1944–1981: The Rise and the Fall of a Communist ‘Nested Homeland’},
  author={Aleksandar Petrovic and Đorđe Stefanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={62},
  pages={1073 - 1106}
}
IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE DEMISE OF THE three communist federations, Western scholars have engaged in a debate on the role of ethno-federal arrangements in the process of disintegration. Some, such as Snyder (2000) and Bunce (1999), argue that the communist rulers ‘created their own grave diggers’, to paraphrase Marx, by introducing ethno-federalism. Brubaker (1996) argues that an unintended consequence of Soviet ethno-federalism was the reinforcement and politicisation of ethno-national… 

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