1st Edition

Nationalism and Globalisation Conflicting or Complementary?

Edited By Daphne Halikiopoulou, Sofia Vasilopoulou Copyright 2012
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    Nationalism and globalisation are two central phenomena of the modern world, that have both shaped and been shaped by each other, yet few connections have been made systematically between the two.

    This book brings together leading international scholars to examine the effect of globalisation on nationalism, and how the persistence of the nation affects globalisation. With a range of case studies from Europe, the US and Asia, the authors focus on the interaction between globalisation, national identity, national sovereignty, state-formation and the economy.

      • Part one provides theoretical reflections on the flexibility and plasticity of the terms nationalism and globalisation focusing on the ways in which nationalism has shaped and has been shaped by globalising forces.
      • Part two examines the relationship between nationalism and globalisation in different historical eras and different regions, questioning established approaches.
      • Part three focuses on contemporary issues including the economic crisis, labour migration and citizenship and the theme of global culture.

    The result is a highly topical account that considers the conceptual landscape of Nationalism and Globalisation.

    With an interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism and Globalisation will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, history, economics and international relations.

    Introduction: Bridging the Gap between Nationalism and Globalisation Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou  Part 1: The Historical Flexibility of Nationalism and Globalisation  1. Nationalism Might Change its Character, Again John Hall  2. Globalising the 'Principle of Nationality' Andre Liebich  3. Pan-Nationalism Reframed: Nationalism, ‘Diaspora’, the Role of the ‘Nation-State’ and the Global Age Sarah Danielsson  Part 2: Between History and Theory  4. Nationalism as Global History John Breuilly  5. Globalisation and Nation Formation in the Longue Durée John Hutchinson  6. Globalisation and the Nation-State: The Future of Failures Ronald Grigor Suny  Part 3: Contemporary Issues: Political Economy  7. Global Crisis, National Blame Jonathan Hearn  8. Migration and Citizenship in the Making of a Global Labour Market Stephen Castles  Global Culture  9. Nationalism and Global Culture Anthony Smith  10. Nationalism and Culture in a Globalising World Stephanie Lawson.  Conclusion: Nationalism and Globalisation: Conflicting or Complementary? Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou


    Daphne Halikiopoulou is a Fellow in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, UK.

    Sofia Vasilopoulou is a Fellow in Comparative Politics in the School of Public Policy at University College London, UK, and a Teaching Associate in Politics at Aston University, UK.

    "Even a fleeting glance at the impressive corpus of work that has been produced over the last couple of decades on globalization and nationalism reminds me of a snappy passage from Haruki Murakami's absorbing Norwegian Wood: ''Not that we were incompatible: we just had nothing to talk about'! The collection of essays brought together by Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou is a welcome exception to this arid rule. Steering clear from cut and dried categorizations and worn-out clichés, the book problematizes both globalization and nationalism as well as the chequered relationship between the two, and offers fresh perspectives on some of the most important issues that continue to shape the world we live in. Authoritative yet accessible, Nationalism and Globalization will have no difficulty in finding its way into the reading lists of courses in a variety of social science disciplines." - Umut Ozkirimli, Visiting Chair in Contemporary Turkey Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University