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Nationalism and Economic Development in Modern Eurasia

1st Edition

By Carl Mosk


298 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism