Workers and revolution in Serbia

From Tito to Milosevic and beyond

By Martin Upchurch and Darko Marinkovic

Workers and revolution in Serbia
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  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9780719085086
  • Publish Date: Nov 2013
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526112507
  • Publish Date: May 2016
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    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1250-7
    • Published Date: May 2016


    This book offers a refreshing new analysis of the role of workers both in Tito's Yugoslavia and in the subsequent Serbian revolution against Milosevic in October 2000. The authors argue that Tito and the Communist leadership of Yugoslavia saw self-management as a modernising project to compete with the West, and as a disciplining tool for workers in the enterprise. The socialist ideals of self-management were subsequently corrupted by Yugoslavia's turn to the market. The authors then move on to examining the central role of ordinary workers in overthrowing the nationalist regime of Milosevic and present an account which runs contrary to many descriptions of 'labour weakness' in post-Communist states. Organised labour should be studied as a movement in and of itself rather than as a passive object of external forces. Two labour movement waves have emerged under post-Communism, the first an expression of desire for democracy, the second as a collaboration and clientelism. A third wave, against the ravages of neoliberalism, is only just emerging.


    1. Introduction
    2. The Tito years
    3. Serbia in the world economy
    4. Neoliberalism imposed
    5. The workers' movement
    6. Serbia's new period of crisis
    Serbia timeline


    Martin Upchurch is Professor of International Employment Relations at Middlesex University, London

    Darko Marinkovic is Professor of Applied Economics at Megatrend University, Belgrade

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