Abstract

Paul Stubbs: Ausnahme oder Modell? Das sozialistische Jugoslawien, die Sozialpolitik und die Bewegung der Blockfreien Staaten während des Kalten Krieges, in: Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung 2024. Berlin: Metropol Verlag, pp. 229–248.

Socialist Yugoslavia's engagement with the Global South, primarily through the Non-Aligned Movement, challenges the focus on the bipolarity between West and East that dominates orthodox histories of the Cold War. Yugoslavia represented a "third way" from the time of its break with Stalin in 1948, refusing to be a member of either of the Cold War blocs. Later, by forming alliances with countries emerging from colonialism in the Global South, it consolidated this as a transnational project. Yugoslavia developed a model of social policy that differed in important ways not only from Western welfare states, but also from the welfare arrangements that prevailed under Soviet-style communism. This text focuses on the modes of exchange in socio-economic development between socialist Yugoslavia and the Global South. An overview of the Yugoslav social model is followed by a discussion of the reasons for and nature of socialist Yugoslavia's commitment to non-alignment. Three case studies form the empirical core of the text, exploring elements of the circulation of practices, discourses and people between socialist Yugoslavia and the Global South.

Über den Autor

Ph. D. Paul Stubbs, geb. 1959 in Liverpool, UK. Promotion 1988 an der University of Bath, UK, zum Thema »The Reproduction of Racism in State Social Work«. Von 1990 bis 1992 Dozent für Sozialwesen an der University of Bradford, UK. Seit 1993 in Kroatien und seit 2003 Senior Research Fellow am Institut für Wirtschaft in Zagreb. Veröffentlichungen u. a.: als Hg.: Socialist Yugoslavia and the Non-Aligned Movement, Montreal, QC and Kingston, ON 2023; Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, New York 2019 (mit Sofiya An, Tatiana Chubarova, Bob Deacon); Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism, New York 2016 (mit Rory Archer, Igor Duda); Making Policy Move, Bristol 2015 (mit John Clarke, Dave Bainton, Noémi Lendvai). Aktuell Arbeit an einer Studie über die Neue Internationale Wirtschaftsordnung.

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