In recent years, the marginal non-nationalist opposition to the regime of Slobodan Miloševi ’s wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, has been dubbed the ‘other Serbia’—an alternative subgroup within society. The term was first used in 1992 by members of the Belgrade Circle, an association of independent intellectuals and it originally designated the alternative to the government and the nationalist opposition (Savi 1997:41-2). Since then ‘other Serbia’ (Une autre Serbie 1994) has become largely synonymous with civil society and the sector of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Serbia. Nevertheless, the seemingly clear distinction between the sphere of undesirable political parties and ‘positive’ NGOs begs a re-examination of this ‘other Serbia’, and the state of civil society in Serbia more generally.