Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State
Making and Breaking Nations
- John Coakley - University College Dublin, Ireland
Nationalism | Political Sociology
This exciting new textbook is the first to offer students a truly comprehensive AND engaging account of the vibrant topic of Nationalism.
Packed with a series of rich, illustrative examples, this book examines this powerful and remarkable political force by exploring:
- Definitions of Nationalism, including normative and descriptive approaches
- The manifestation of Nationalism through language
- The relationship between Religion and Nationalism
- Discussions on the political uses of History as a social construct
- The social roots of ideologies and the significance of class and gender
- Different kinds of nationalist movements, ranging from dominant majorities to peripheral minorities
- Explanations of nationalist mobilization, taking into account historical, socio-economic and sociological approaches
- State responses to Nationalism
- Territorial and non-territorial devolutions of power and the relationship between Nationalism and Federalism
Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State is an insightful read for both undergraduate and graduate students of politics and international relations.
Very clear, precise and up-to-point definitions that cover almost every issue related to nationalism and ethnicity. Not exactly theory-based, but a great source for practical sides of these topics.
I would recommend this book for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on nationalism. It provides an excellent synthesis of the literature including some very useful illustrations, tables and diagrams.
A great book concerning the wide field of nationalism which stands in one row with authors like Gellner and Anderson. Thanks for the great service!
This is a richly presented book for students and researchers interested in understanding the discourse of nationalism and the elements that influence it. .. Dr Sam Erevbenagie Usadolo
This book is structured nicely and goes beyond merely outlining the many 'schools' of nationalist ideology.
I found this an accessible, articulate and contemporary account of theories and instances of nationalism. An ideal introduction into this topic for undergraduate level politics students.