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Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity


About the Series

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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Separatism and the State

Separatism and the State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Damien Kingsbury
March 30, 2021

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 ...

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 ...

Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict Debate-Framing and Rhetoric in Independence Campaigns

Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict: Debate-Framing and Rhetoric in Independence Campaigns

1st Edition

By Beata Huszka
August 14, 2018

This book analyses how national independence movements’ rhetoric can inflame or dampen ethnic violence. It examines the extent to the power of words matters when a region tries to break away to become a nation state. Using discourse analysis, this book examines how the process of secession affects ...

Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions The Catholic Question

Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions: The Catholic Question

1st Edition

By Willie Gin
June 07, 2017

As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and ...

Political Transformation and National Identity Change Comparative Perspectives

Political Transformation and National Identity Change: Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer Todd, Lorenzo Cañás Bottos, Nathalie Rougier
June 20, 2016

The major socio-political changes of the last decades have led to changing ways of being national, changes in the content of national identity if not in the national categories themselves. This comparative social scientific volume takes examples of transitions to democracy (East Europe, Spain) to ...

Ideology, Legitimacy and the New State Yugoslavia, Serbia and Croatia

Ideology, Legitimacy and the New State: Yugoslavia, Serbia and Croatia

1st Edition

By Sinisa Malesevic
June 09, 2016

A comparative analysis of the dominant ideologies and modes of legitimization in communist Yugoslavia and post-Communist Serbia and Croatia. The aim of the book is to identify and explain dominant normative and operative ideologies and principal modes of legitimization in these three case studies....

Political Liberalism and Plurinational Democracies

Political Liberalism and Plurinational Democracies

1st Edition

Edited By Ferran Requejo, Miquel Caminal
April 27, 2015

The current context of developed societies is characterised by a number of phenomena, the most significant of which are processes of economic globalisation, information technologies, increasing multiculturalism and the emergence of cases of national pluralism which require full political ...

Religious Nationalism in Modern Europe If God be for Us

Religious Nationalism in Modern Europe: If God be for Us

1st Edition

By Philip W. Barker
July 04, 2014

This volume examines the enduring nature of religious nationalism in modern Europe. Through a series of in-depth case studies covering Ireland, England, Poland, and Greece; the author argues that religious frontiers, or geographic lines of division between different and unique religions, are ...

Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma

Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma

1st Edition

By Paul Roe
June 23, 2014

Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma explores how the phenomenon of ethnic violence can be understood as a form of security dilemma by shifting the focus of the concept away from its traditional concern with state sovereignty to that of identity instead. The book includes case studies ...

Nationalism and Democracy Dichotomies, Complementarities, Oppositions

Nationalism and Democracy: Dichotomies, Complementarities, Oppositions

1st Edition

Edited By André Lecours, Luis Moreno
June 23, 2014

This book sheds light on the complicated, multi-faceted relationship between nationalism and democracy by examining how nationalism in various periods and contexts shapes, or is shaped by, democratic practices or the lack thereof. This book examines nationalism’s relationship with democracy using ...

Ethnicity and Citizenship The Canadian Case

Ethnicity and Citizenship: The Canadian Case

1st Edition

Edited By Jean Laponce, Safran William
May 31, 1996

Examining past and present policies on immigration, current arguments regarding the evolution of the Canadian constitutional system and the continuing search for new definitions of citizenship; this book looks at the components of citizenship in Canada and the diversity of attitudes....

Identity and Territorial Autonomy in Plural Societies

Identity and Territorial Autonomy in Plural Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Ramón Máiz, Safran William
March 01, 2000

Focusing on autonomy in countries whose societies are marked by ethnic diversity, this work examines the effects of territorial solutions to the safeguarding of cultural identities. Contributors distinguish among types of autonomy and their impact on pluralism, democracy and unity of the state....

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