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1st Edition

Nationalism and Economic Development in Modern Eurasia

ISBN 9781138904873
Published February 27, 2015 by Routledge
320 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence over the period 1600 to 2000 for seven countries – Great Britain, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, the United States, Japan and China

Table of Contents

Preface  Part I Nationalism, Economic Development, and Warfare  1. Progress  2. Tribalism, proto-nationalism, and nationalism  3. Ideology and nationalism  4. Lethality at lower prices: How the American system of manufactures and mass production shaped modern warfare  Part II Europe  5. Great Britain, 1600-1850  6. Germany, 1800-1945  7. Yugoslavia, 1920-1990  Part III Asia  8. Japan, 1800-19459. China, 1900-2000  Part IV Implications and conclusions  10. Under the Shadow of the Hemoclysm  11. Conclusions

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Carl Mosk is Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria, Canada.