When the Yugoslav communists came into power in 1945, they claimed to have introduced a socialist solution to the Yugoslav national question. But what did this claim imply? 'Creating a Socialist Yugoslavia: Tito, Communist Leadership and the National Question' charts the approach pursued by Yugoslav communist leaders from their endorsement in 1935 of a strategy committing to the search for a 'socialist solution' to the national question within a multinational Yugoslav context, until the party disintegrated in 1989. Hilde Katrine Haug examines the impact of the communist leadership's aspirations to create a socialist Yugoslavia on their management of national conflict in the highly heterogeneous Yugoslav state entity.
Hilde Katrine Haug works as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Balkan Area Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo. She holds a degree in Politics and Modern History from Queen's University, Belfast, and was awarded her PhD from the University of Oslo in 2007. She has worked for a number of years with refugees in Norway and internationally, and has participated in a number of OSCE election observation missions in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Bosnia Herzegovina.