1st Edition

Nationalism and Violence

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ISBN 9781560003397
Published November 30, 1997 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Recent violence in the former Yugoslavia, global economic integration, and the future peacekeeping role of the European Union in interstate conflicts are but a few of the pressing issues connected with nationalism and violence that wifl preoccupy scholars and policymakers at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Nationalism and Violence provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the roots of violent national conflicts within and between states. It considers some of the key mechanisms of conflict resolution, including economic interdependence and revised notions of sovereignty and the nation-state.In this volume, leading scholars from the humanities and social sciences focus on the links between nationalism and violence. Dandeker suggests that it is intrastate ethnic and national conflict - not classic interstate warfare - that will shape the global landscape of the future. Moreover, Dandeker warns that although supranational political and economic institutions such as those of the European Union (EU) may fend off interstate war, regional struggles over investment and employment opportunities will undoubtedly increase subnational conflict. The authors also suggest conditions under which some kind of unified national identity can be constructed. In fact, the implications for the future of national citizenship in the most ethnically complex advanced industrial society - the United States - provide a major vehicle for this analysis. Finally, the book focuses on the wars connected with flic disintegration of the Republic of the Former Yugoslavia, former republic of Yugoslavia and asks the key question: what are the circumstances in which warring national groups can construct a framework of peaceful cooperation amidst issues of rights of national minorities and the concept of shared sovereignty amongst the international community ?With refreshing theoretical breadth, the authors deal authoritatively with the development of military organization, nationalism, and violence in a sharply focused way. Nationalism and Violence will be of interest to those in the fields of sociology, politics, international relations, and war and peace studies.