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Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity


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Founding Editor: William Safran (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)

This series draws attention to some of the most exciting issues in current world political debate: nation-building, autonomy and self-determination; ethnic identity, conflict and accommodation; pluralism, multiculturalism and the politics of language; ethnonationalism, irredentism and separatism; and immigration, naturalization and citizenship. The series includes monographs as well as edited volumes, and through the use of case studies and comparative analyses will bring together some of the best work to be found in the field.

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Cultural Nationhood and Political Statehood The Birth of Self-Determination

Cultural Nationhood and Political Statehood: The Birth of Self-Determination

1st Edition

By André Liebich
January 29, 2024

Cultural Nationhood and Political Statehood explores the development of the idea that every nation – most commonly understood as a linguistic community – is entitled to its own state. Following several contemporary studies of nationalism, this book provides a critical examination of the peculiarly ...

A Theory of De Facto States Classical Realism and Exceptional Polities

A Theory of De Facto States: Classical Realism and Exceptional Polities

1st Edition

By Lucas Knotter
December 12, 2023

A Theory of De Facto States offers a new perspective on the phenomenon of de facto states — political communities that manifest forms of statehood in international politics but lack international legal recognition — zooming in on two prominent examples, Somaliland and Kosovo. Employing a thorough ...

The Politics of Conflict and Transformation The Island of Ireland in Comparative Perspective

The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: The Island of Ireland in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Gladys Ganiel, David Mitchell
September 25, 2023

This book contains original research on conflict, peacebuilding and the current state of identities and relationships in relation to the Northern Ireland conflict. It accesses the state of national identity politics in Northern Ireland a generation after the 1998 Agreement, as well as the impact ...

Unionisms in Times of Change Brexit, Britain and the Balkans

Unionisms in Times of Change: Brexit, Britain and the Balkans

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer Todd, Dawn Walsh
September 25, 2023

Unions and unionisms are important because they offer an alternative form of politics to that of nation-states and nationalisms. They allow a wider variety of relations between a plurality of peoples, opening prospects of resolving territorial politics. But unionisms, as state- or polity-centred ...

Shaping Nations and Markets Identity Capital, Trade, and the Populist Rage

Shaping Nations and Markets: Identity Capital, Trade, and the Populist Rage

1st Edition

By Vinícius Guilherme Rodrigues Vieira
September 15, 2023

Shaping Nations and Markets employs a mixed methods approach to contend that economic ideas, organization of domestic interests and their economic power, asymmetries of information, and political institutions do not sufficiently explain the formation of national interests in processes of trade ...

Nations and Capital The Missing Link in Global Expansion

Nations and Capital: The Missing Link in Global Expansion

1st Edition

By Zlatko Hadžidedić
May 31, 2023

Nations and Capital: The Missing Link in Global Expansion is a groundbreaking analysis of the ultimate reasons for the emergence of nations and nationalism, as a socio-political and geopolitical instrument in the global expansion of capitalism. The author provides the missing link in the ...

African Nationalism

African Nationalism

1st Edition

By Benyamin Neuberger
April 28, 2023

African Nationalism offers an innovative perspective on the creation of nations and nationalism, and the role of race in nationalism overall, by bringing together a compilation of debates on African nationalism, from Pan-Africanism up to the present day. The book examines African nationalism in ...

The Paradox of Planetary Human Entanglements Challenges of Living Together

The Paradox of Planetary Human Entanglements: Challenges of Living Together

1st Edition

Edited By Inocent Moyo, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
December 30, 2022

The Paradox of Planetary Human Entanglements provides a nuanced understanding of the complexity of planetary human entanglements in this age of increased borderisation and territorialisation, racism and xenophobia, and inclusion and exclusion. One of the greatest paradoxes of the 21st century is ...

Peace Settlements and Political Transformation in Divided Societies Rethinking Northern Ireland and South Africa

Peace Settlements and Political Transformation in Divided Societies: Rethinking Northern Ireland and South Africa

1st Edition

By Adrian Guelke
October 03, 2022

Peace Settlements and Political Transformation in Divided Societies examines what happened to Northern Ireland and South Africa after their miraculous political settlements in the 1990s, in which comparison between the two cases played a small but significant role. The author extends the story by ...

Separatism and the State

Separatism and the State

1st Edition

By Damien Kingsbury
September 26, 2022

This book proposes and tests a ‘theory of separatism’ to determine if there are key commonalities as to why separatist movements rise and what fuels them. In the post-Cold War period separatism has been on the rise. Today, there are more than 100 active separatist movements, with around 70 of them ...

Beyond Nationalism and the Nation-State Radical Approaches to Nation

Beyond Nationalism and the Nation-State: Radical Approaches to Nation

1st Edition

Edited By İlker Cörüt, Joost Jongerden
May 31, 2021

This book centers on one fundamental question: is it possible to imagine a progressive sense of nation? Rooted in historic and contemporary social struggles, the chapters in this collection examine what a progressive sense of nation might look like, with authors exploring the theory and ...

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries: Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer Jackson, Lina Molokotos-Liederman
August 14, 2018

Nationalism and ethnicity have become, across time and space, a force in the construction of boundaries. This book analyses geographical and physical borders and symbolic, political and socio-economic boundaries, and how they impact upon nationalism and ethnic identity. Geographic and other ...

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