Workers' councils in the service of the market: new archival evidence on the origins of self-management in Yugoslavia 1948–1950

Unkovski-Korica, V. (2014) Workers' councils in the service of the market: new archival evidence on the origins of self-management in Yugoslavia 1948–1950. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(1), pp. 108-134. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2013.855020)

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Abstract

This article provides a new synthesis on the origins of self-management in Yugoslavia on the basis of new archival research. It rejects the dominant view in the historiography that self-management arose merely as an ideological justification for the split with Stalin's USSR in 1948. Rather, it demonstrates that the introduction of workers' councils was part of an elaborate effort on the part of the Communist leadership to return to its pre-1948, proto-‘reform Communist’ strategy that was remarkably open to interaction with the world market. This is shown to have implications for understanding Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, the Cold War and Communism.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Unkovski-Korica, Dr Vladimir
Authors: Unkovski-Korica, V.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0966-8136
ISSN (Online):1465-3427

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