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Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity


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This new 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 will include 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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Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries: Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches

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

1st Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Federalism, Plurinationality and Democratic Constitutionalism: Theory and Cases

Federalism, Plurinationality and Democratic Constitutionalism: Theory and Cases

1st Edition

Ferran Requejo, Miquel Caminal Badia
July 04, 2014

This book provides a theoretical and comparative analysis of federalism and federations in plurinational democracies, examining how states with distinct peoples and communities coexist (or not). Through a theoretical approach to democracy and federalism, and interdisciplinary analysis of...

Religious Nationalism in Modern Europe: If God be for Us

Religious Nationalism in Modern Europe: If God be for Us

1st Edition

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

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

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...

Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

1st Edition

John Coakley
December 15, 2011

The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement, the parameters of this settlement and the factors that have assisted in bringing it about....

Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations

Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations

1st Edition

Mitchell Young, Eric Zuelow, Andreas Sturm
November 28, 2011

This volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on nations and nationalism by examining why nations remain a vibrant and strong social cohesive despite the threat of globalization. Regardless of predictions forecasting the demise of the nation-state in the global era, the nation persists...

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