Goodlett, David E.
Dr. David E. Goodlett has served for ten years as a faculty member in the Department of History at Fort Hays State University. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Miami University of Ohio and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Goodlett’s research interests include Russian/Soviet Studies, Southeastern European Studies and Modern Europe and Japan.2007 0-7734-5398-9
This study examines the Yugoslav government’s policy on the rapidly escalating Yugoslav worker emigration from 1963-1973 through the coverage of that emigration in the major Yugoslav news media during these same years. Because the Yugoslav press contained a degree of contrasting opinion that was high relative to other Communist states during the same period, while at the same time allowing no questioning of settled policy, its coverage of this subject provides a useful window into the shifting attitudes toward worker emigration of the government and especially of President Tito. Using as sources the major Yugoslav newspapers and other periodicals, as well as dispatches from Tanjug, the Yugoslav government’s official news agency, and translations of radio broadcasts, the picture comes clearly into focus of a government struggling to manage the effects of this exodus, but unable to affect the outflow in a substantive way because it was unavoidable given the external labor markets and the policy of self-management itself.