1st Edition

The Future of the Nation-State Essays on Cultural Pluralism and Political Integration

Edited By Sverker Gustavsson, Leif Lewin Copyright 1997
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    The tension between culture, politics and economy has become one the dominant anxieties of modern society. On the one hand people endeavour to maintain and develop their cultural identity; on the other there are many forces for international integration. How to understand and explain this fundamental issue is illuminated in nine essays by eminent scholars.

    One: Culture; The Nation-State as a Source of Common Mental Programming: Similarities and Differences Across Eastern and Western Europe; Food as an Expression of Identity; The Stranger: Ethnicity, Identity and Belonging; Family Policy Dilemmas in Contemporary Nation-States: Are Women Benefited by “Family-Friendly” Governments?; Two: Institutions; Two: The Historical Evolution of Russian National Identity; The Frontier of National Sovereignty; The Strength of Weakness: The Transformation of Governance in the EU *; If the Nation-State Were to Wither Away in Europe, What Might Replace It?; Europeanization and Nation-State Dynamics


    Sverker Gustavsson, Leif Lewin