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Introduction: Internationalism in Times of Nationalism: Yugoslavia, Nonalignment, and the Cold War

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 May 2021

Ljubica Spaskovska
University of Exeter, UK
James Mark
University of Exeter, UK
Florian Bieber*
University of Graz, Austria
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2 The special issue grew out of the workshop “(Re)Thinking Yugoslav Internationalism – Cold War Global Entanglements and Their Legacies,” organized by the University of Exeter and the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, held in Graz in September/October 2016. “Spaskovska and Mark wish to thank the Leverhulme Trust,” whose generous support for the project ‘1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective (RL-2012-053)’.

3 On decolonization and political violence at home, see Tokić, Mate Nikola, Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2020), 89 CrossRefGoogle Scholar; Mark, James, Apor, Peter, Vučetić, Radina, and Oseka, Piotr, “‘We Are with You, Vietnam’: Transnational Solidarities in Socialist Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia,” Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 3 (2015): 439464 CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

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