Yugoslavia In Crisis

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Yugoslavia In Crisis

By Harold Lydall
Oxford, 1989
255 pp. $49.95

Taking off from his Yugoslav Socialism: Theory and Practice (noted in Foreign Affairs, Fall 1987), which showed how badly the Yugoslav economy was working, Lydall now describes the further deterioration of the situation to the point of acute crisis. Socialist self-management and Yugoslav federalism, both admirable in theory, have created a "monstrous amalgam" resulting in enormous waste of human and material resources. The author examines the system coolly and carefully and cites many Yugoslav critics of its various aspects but sees little prospect of the basic changes that are clearly necessary.

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