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Democratic Reform in Yugoslavia: The Changing Role of the Party
Democratic Reform in Yugoslavia: The Changing Role of the Party
By April Carter
Princeton University Press, 1982, 288 pp
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The Yugoslav liberal reform movement of the 1960s presents an intriguing case study in the evolution of a communist party in an East European socialist society. It is possible to follow it in considerable detail in Yugoslavia's semi-free press, and this April Carter has done with striking success, tracing the Party's changing role in different contexts and the splits among the various personalities and factions (Tito himself seemed rather distant from the battle except at points he saw as crucial). The conclusions are mixed and ambivalent, as they were bound to be given the ambivalence inherent in the idea of pluralism in a single-party system.