This book sheds light on the complicated, multi-faceted relationship between nationalism and democracy by examining how nationalism in various periods and contexts shapes, or is shaped by, democratic practices or the lack thereof. This book examines nationalism’s relationship with democracy using three approaches:
Featuring a range of case studies on Western, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, African and the Middle East, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, nationalism and democracy.
Part I. Theoretical and conceptual discussion 1: Introduction: Tensions and paradoxes of a multi-faceted relationship - Luis Moreno and André Lecours 2. Multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the nation-state: Ideology, identity, and policy - William Safran 3. Ethno-national state definition and liberal democratic practices: Beyond ‘neutrality’ in deeply divided societies - Ilan Peleg 4. National self-determination and democracy - Benyamin Neuberger 5. Competing National Identities and Democratization. A Theoretical and Comparative Analysis - Enric Martínez-Herrera Part II. Case studies 6. Making and unmaking democratic opportunities in nationalist mobilization: A comparative analysis of the MLNV (Basque Country) and the BNG (Galicia) - Pedro Ibarra and Ramón Máiz 7. Xenophobic parties and the making of exclusionary etatized nationalism: Cases from Western and Eastern Europe - Ray Taras 8. Democratization in the Post-Soviet Countries of Eastern Europe and ‘Nationalizing’ Politics - Elena Meleshkina 9. Political and National Identity in Russian Political Discourse - Olga Malinova and Philipp Casula 10. Escalating Minority Claims: The Arab ‘Visionary Documents 2006-7’ in Israel - Ilana Kaufman 11. ‘One Zambia, one nation’, many groups: state nationalism as a constraint on ethnopolitics and a facilitator of democratization - James R. Scarrit 12. Unionism and Pan-Nationalism: Exploring the Dialectical Relationship between Minority and Majority Sub-State Nationalism - Allan Craigie 13. A consociational democracy or Anglo-Irish conflict management?: The St Andrews Agreement and the political accommodation of Irish nationalism - Adrian Guelke 14. Conclusions - André Lecours and Luis Moreno
This series draws attention to some of the most exciting issues in current world political debate: nation-building, autonomy and self-determination; ethnic identity, conflict and accommodation; pluralism, multiculturalism and the politics of language; ethnonationalism, irredentism and separatism; and immigration, naturalization and citizenship. The series includes monographs as well as edited volumes, and through the use of case studies and comparative analyses will bring together some of the best work to be found in the field.