Slobodan Milosevic & Det Jugoslaviske Projekt - En Forfejlet Forestilling? Slobodan Milosevic & The Yugoslav Project - A Failed Imagination?

Alexander Leicht Rygaard, Søren Duvander & Roar Rehardt Hemmingsen Knudsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the difference between the two former Yugoslav leaders Josip Broz Tito and Slobodan Milosevic by emphasizing the actions of the latter. Furthermore the term “nation” is explained by historian Benedict Anderson, who defines a nation as an imagined community with elastic borders. By the use of scholars such as Lenard J. Cohen, Sabrina Petra Ramet, Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries a full-frame picture of the Serb Yugoslav history is provided to explain the ever-changing nature of the Yugoslav rule and its ideological battle with nationalism and communism. This picture most importantly shows that the Yugoslav state has been ruled very different in its existence. Throughout an analysis of two preselected speeches from 1987 and 1989 by Slobodan Milosevic it is clarified how the Serb initially broke the political line established by Tito. Afterwards a discussion is raised on whether the Yugoslav project in any way succeed in creating of a Yugoslav self-knowledge. Furthermore the use of communism and nationalism is discussed to show how the Yugoslav rule used the communist ideology as an internationalism. Finally it is concluded that Milosevic used both communism and nationalism to fulfill his agenda of establishing a Serbian-ruled Yugoslavia.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 maj 2016
VejledereChris Holmsted Larsen


  • Sabrina Petra Ramet
  • Håkan Wiberg
  • Slobodan Milosevic
  • Serbien
  • Forestillede Fællesskaber
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Tito
  • Nikola Pasic
  • Benedict Anderson
  • Jugoslavien