1st Edition

Nationalism and National Identities

Edited By Martin Bulmer, John Solomos Copyright 2012
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Nationalism and nationalist ideas are a major force in the contemporary world. This volume brings together original papers from a number of countries dealing both with theories and case studies of particular national contexts. Taken together, these papers shed light on the processes through which nationalist sentiments and ideas are articulated and given social and political meaning in specific situations. They cover a broad range of different kinds of nationalist movements and ideologies, using a variety of theoretical perspectives and based on varying empirical methodologies.

    The cases covered include a comparison of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the North Caucasus, the role of religion in nationalist sentiment in Spain, ethnicity and nationalism in Turkey, Basque nationalism, the Basque diaspora across the Atlantic, the patrimonial state and inter-ethnic conflict in Nigeria, and nationalist movements in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Though this is the empirical focus, all chapters raise relevant theoretical questions and challenge differing approaches to the phenomenon of nationalism in the social sciences.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

    1. Introduction: Nationalism and national identities Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK, and John Solomos, City University London, UK

    2. Accounting for separatist sentiment in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the North Caucasus of Russia: a comparative analysis of survey responses John O'Loughlin, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and Gearóid Ó Tuathail (Gerard Toal), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

    3. From National-Catholicism to Democratic Patriotism? Democratization and reconstruction of national pride: the case of Spain (1981–2000) Jordi Muñoz, PhD candidate, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

    4. ‘Exclusive recognition’: the new dimensions of the question of ethnicity and nationalism in Turkey Cenk Saracoglu, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus

    5. The politics of war memory in radical Basque nationalism Diego Muro, King's College London, UK

    6. The patrimonial state and inter-ethnic conflicts in Nigeria Ukana B. Ikpe, University of Uyo, Nigeria

    7. Basque-Atlantic shores: ethnicity, the nation-state and the diaspora in Europe and America (1808–98) Fernando Molina, University of the Basque Country, Spain, and Pedro J. Oiarzabal, University of Deusto, Spain

    8. How master frames mislead: the division and eclipse of nationalist movements in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Lawrence P. Markowitz, Oberlin College, USA


    Martin Bulmer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK. He retired in 2008, prior to which he was also Director of the ESRC Question Bank. He has edited the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies since 1993.

    John Solomos is Professor of Sociology at City University London, UK. He has carried out extensive research on race, politics and social change and on theories of race and ethnicity. He is co-editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies.