The role of Britain in Yugoslavia and its successor states: 1991-1995

Grbin, Carole A. (2004) The role of Britain in Yugoslavia and its successor states: 1991-1995. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis comprises an empirical study of the British role in Yugoslavia and its successor states between 1991 and 1995, and demonstrates that the British government led the international 'consensus' during that time, through what may be considered a doctrine of assertive appeasement while, at the same time, misleading parliament on issues crucial to an understanding of the situation. It also demonstrates that British policy was consistent, unlike that of its western allies, in obstructing initiatives aimed at effective international military intervention, which resulted in a prolongation of the war, and advanced the agenda of the Belgrade regime. The motives which may have guided British policy in this instance are discussed briefly in the introductory chapter which offers an outline of the global framework within which British policy was formulated in the wake of the Cold War, with particular reference to Britain's place in the New European order, following the downing of the Berlin Wall, and in the lead-up to the Maastricht Treaty. A chronological approach has been adopted as the most appropriate in demonstrating some of the intricate manoeuvres which characterised British diplomacy in the region at crucial junctures of the war.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland) > DJK Eastern Europe
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Nove, Prof. Alec
Date of Award: 2004
Depositing User: Miss Louise Annan
Unique ID: glathesis:2004-6548
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 14:08
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 11:02
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/6548

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