Titoism


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Ti·to·ism

 (tē′tō-ĭz′əm)
n.
The post-World War II Communist policies and practices associated with Marshal Tito, especially a Communist nation's assertion of its interests in opposition to the Soviet Union.

Titoism

(ˈtiːtəʊˌɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the variant of Communism practised by Tito in the former Yugoslavia, characterized by independence from the Soviet bloc and neutrality in East-West controversies, a considerable amount of decentralization, and a large degree of worker control of industries
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any variant of Communism resembling Titoism
ˈTitoist n, adj

Titoism

1. the social, political, and economic theories of Tito (Josip Broz), former premier of Yugoslavia.
2. the nationalistic practices of a communist country which deviate from or oppose the directives of the U.S.S.R. — Titoist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
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The former Yugoslavia devised a special brand of communism called "Titoism" or "Yugoslavism" in order to set itself apart from the dominant Soviet variant.
(98.) For more see, Roy Macridis, "Stalinism and the Meaning of Titoism," World Politics, Vol.4, No.
This is one of the main problems Nadas's mother has to cope with, especially once the previous minister of the interior, Laszlo Rajk, is executed for "Titoism and imperialist plotting" in 1949.
Studies by Serbian sociologist Todor Kuljic titled Culture of Remembering (2006) and Remembering Titoism: Between Dictate and Resistance (2011) criticise so-called hegemonic discourses--versions of the past imposed by new political elites and international capital.
"The border between us must be practically be reduced to zero because we have a common future in the EU and this common future presupposes the first step which we need to make to forget the ideologies of Titoism, Stalinism, etc." he added.
"Tao Hongjing," in The Encyclopedia of Titoism, vol.
Lavrence writes, "[n]ostalgia for Titoism has in some cases supplemented and intersected with nationalist discourse.
(15) To avoid being accused of Titoism himself, Dej helped arrange the detention and later arrest of Patrascanu on 28 April 1948.
Interestingly enough, the idea of "Titoism" was not completely renounced by the American government.
After the Yugoslav communists broke with the Soviet Union and thus had been suspended from the Cominform in 1948, they gradually adopted a new, more independent course towards socialism, which would be known as "Titoism".