Catherine Samary teaches economics at the University of Paris-Dauphine and at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Paris-8. She was a co-editor the recent Le Monde Diplomatique Atlas. She is a member of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France and of the Fourth International. She has written extensively on Eastern Europe and in particular, Yugoslavia. Among her publications in English are Plan, market and democracy: the experience of the so-called socialist countries (Amsterdam, International Institute for Research and Education, Notebook No. 7/8, 1988); The Fragmentation of Yugoslavia; an overview(Amsterdam, International Institute for Research and Education, Notebook No. 19/20 1993)and Yugoslavia Dismembered (translated by Peter Drucker, Monthly Review Press, New York, 1995).