The tension between nationalism and internationalism has been a major feature of world politics since the end of the Cold War. Based on a Nobel symposium, this collection brings together an international selection of acclaimed authors from a wide variety of academic disciplines. The book combines focused case-studies and more theoretically based material to examine critically the post-Cold War political landscape. Subjects covered include:
* changing interpretation of the nation state and nationalism
* the growing prominence of transnational organisations
* technological changes in information, communication and transport
* multiculturalism and citizenship
*ethnicity and religious identity in African, Indian, Bosnian and Polish nationalism
* the growing global significance of Islam.
Introduction: 1. Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-Cold War Era Part 1: Commitments and Contexts: Ethnicity and religion 2. Democracy, Ethnic Diversity and Nationalism 3. Transnational Ethnicity and Subnational Religion in Africa's Political Experience 4. Are Islamists Nationalists or Internationalists? Part 2: The Iron Curtain Rising 5. From Internationalism to Nationalism? Poland 1944-96 6. Nationalism, Internationalism, and Property in the Post-Cold War Era 7. The Little Nation: Minorities and majorities in the context of shifting geographies Part 3: Attachments and Arrangements 8. The Grounds of the Nation-State: Identity, violence and territory 9. From Khartoum to Quebec: Internationalism and nationalism within the multicommunity state 10. To Be a European Citizen: Eros and civilisation Part 4: Images of World Order 11. Nationalism and World Order 12. Why Secession Is Not Like Divorce 13. Who's Afraid of a Global State?