Nationalism and Globalisation: Conflicting or Complementary?

1st Edition

Daphne Halikiopoulou, Sofia Vasilopoulou

Published September 28, 2011
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415581974 - CAT# Y108724

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Nationalism and globalisation are two central phenomena of the modern world, that have both shaped and been shaped by each other, yet few connections have been made systematically between the two.

This book brings together leading international scholars to examine the effect of globalisation on nationalism, and how the persistence of the nation affects globalisation. With a range of case studies from Europe, the US and Asia, the authors focus on the interaction between globalisation, national identity, national sovereignty, state-formation and the economy.

    • Part one provides theoretical reflections on the flexibility and plasticity of the terms nationalism and globalisation focusing on the ways in which nationalism has shaped and has been shaped by globalising forces.
    • Part two examines the relationship between nationalism and globalisation in different historical eras and different regions, questioning established approaches.
    • Part three focuses on contemporary issues including the economic crisis, labour migration and citizenship and the theme of global culture.

The result is a highly topical account that considers the conceptual landscape of Nationalism and Globalisation.

With an interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism and Globalisation will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, history, economics and international relations.


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