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Contemporary Nationalism

By David Brown

© 2001 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

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.


' … 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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General