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Contemporary Nationalism

ISBN 9780415171397
Published September 19, 2000 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the problematic politics of contemporary nationalism, and the worldwide resurgence of ethno-nationalist conflict. It analyses the core theories of nationalism, building upon these theories and offering a clear analytical framework through which to approach the subject. This outstanding volume features detailed case- studies discussing nationalist contention in areas including Spain, Singapore, Ghana and Australia as well as looking at Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Rwanda disputes.

Table of Contents

1. The Conceptual Languages of Nationalism 2. New Nations for Old? 3. Are There Two Nationalisms: The good civic and bad ethnocultural? 4. Constructing Nationalism: The case of the Basques 5. Globalisation and Nationalism: The case of Singapore 6. Reactive Nationalism and the Politics of Development: The case of Ghana 8. Contentious Visions: Civic nationalism, ethno-cultural nationalism and multicultural nationalism 8. How Can the State Respond to Nationalist Contention?: Corporatist and pluralist approaches Epilogue: Nationalist ideologies in conflict

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' ... excellent analysis of the competing civic and ethno-cultural visions of nationalism ... an excellent contribution to the debate on conflicting forms of nationalism ... ' - Nations & Nationalism

'He is interested in how nationalist legitimacy is negotiated through ethnic and regional minorities.' - Australian Popular Culture and Media Studies