ABSTRACT

Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans looks at the phenomenon of ethnic cleansing in the Balkans over the last two hundred years. It argues that the events that occurred during this time can be demystified, that the South East of Europe was not destined to become violent and that constructions of the Balkans as endemically violent misses a important political point and historical point.
Carmichael provides an account of ethnic cleansing in the Balkans as a single historical phenomenon and brings together a vast array of primary and secondary sources to produce a concise and accessible argument. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of European studies, history and comparative politics.

chapter 3|13 pages

Bandits and Paramilitaries

chapter 4|11 pages

Fascism and Communism

chapter 5|11 pages

The Death of the Hero Cult

chapter 6|22 pages

The Destruction of Community

chapter 7|12 pages

Ethno-Psychology

chapter 8|7 pages

Conclusion