The Yugoslavian Civil War Analytical Essay by ABCs

The Yugoslavian Civil War
A study of the individual, domestic and systemic causes of the Yugoslavian civil wars.
# 112939 | 2,161 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 12, 2009 in Ethnic Studies (Conflict) , International Relations (Non-U.S.)

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The paper considers the causes of the Yugoslavian civil wars on the individual, domestic and systemic levels of international relations in order to determine the implications for the future of conflict in the international realm. The paper shows how the Yugoslav civil war had no single direct cause; it was fueled by a mixture of individuals' ideas and the ruling elite, domestic ethnic strife and systemic alliances made during the First World War. The paper points out that with ethnic conflict still boiling in the Middle East and Balkans, there may be a repeat of this type of war in the future.

Brief Summary of Current Research
Individual Causes
Domestic Causes of the War
Systemic Causes
Conclusion and Implications

From the Paper:

"Although in the earliest civilizations scholars and learned men were expected to advise the king and military leaders on matters of state, international relations as field concerned with the impartial observation of the interactions and causes of interactions between states is a relatively new discipline. Preceded by the study of foreign relations, in which a student studies the impact of states on the international system on one particular state in order to make policy recommendations, the study of international relations considers more liberally the international system, made up of states, NGOs, and IGOS, when contemplating the cause of international phenomena--like war. Indeed, conflict theory has risen to become one of the most important issues of international relations."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anastasiou, Harry. "Belligerent Nationalism in a Globalizing World: A Peace and Conflict Studies Perspective" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 Online <PDF>. 2008-06-19 <>.
  • Ferguson, Niall. The War of the World. New York, Penguin, 2006.
  • Mandelbaum, Michael. "A Perfect Failure: NATO's War Against Yugoslavia." Foreign Affairs. 78.5 (1999).
  • "Nationalism and Counterrevolution." 17 June 2008. International Bolshevik Tendancy. 22 June 2008. <>.
  • O'Connor Mike. "Along An Ethnic Fault Line, Bosnians Fear Hard-Liners." 1 June 1996

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