Republika Srpska Krajina and the right of peoples to self-determination

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In Part I of this article the author details the claims to independent statehood of Croatia and Krajina based upon the right of peoples to self-determination in the context of the emergence of nationalism as a powerful political force in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. He also details the response of the international community to the crisis which these irreconcilable claims gave rise to. In Part II the author explores the reasons why the secession of Croatia succeeded and the secession of Krajina failed. Finally, the ramifications of Croatia's and Krajina's competing claims to statehood for the right of peoples to self-determination are discussed in the Conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)9-34
Number of pages26
JournalIstorija 20. veka = The History of 20. century : journal of the Institute of Contemporary History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Republika Srpska Krajina
  • the break-up of Yugoslavia
  • war in Croatia 1991-1995
  • international law
  • self-determination
  • secession
  • inter-ethnic relations
  • national minorities
  • Serbs in Croatia
  • nationalism


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