German Influence in the Balkans. The “Civilian Power” as a Factor for the Disintegration of Yugoslavia. Proceedings of an International Conference Southeast Europe: History, Culture, Politics, and Economy, Еds. D. Dimitrov, M. Palangurski et all.
Bologna: Filodiritto Publisher, 2018, pp.50-61. ISBN 978-88-85813-05-2
In their effort to remove the heavy burden of the negative image created by the ghost of Nazi Germany, German policymakers postulated a new factor in European history – the “civilian power” phenomenon. Without exaggerating it, we can say that it played a decisive role in the firm decision of United Germany to gain the status of a key power in Eastern Europe by recognizing first the independence of the two former Yugoslav Republics – Slovenia and Croatia. The subject of this paper is to what extent the governing principles of “civilian power” influenced Germany’s foreign policy concerning its interference in the Yugoslav conflict.
civilian power, conflict, foreign policy, diplomacy, nationality
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law