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Nationalism and the State

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ISBN-10: 0226074145

ISBN-13: 9780226074146

Edition: 2nd

Authors: John Breuilly

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Since its publication this important study has become established as a central work on the vast and contested subject of modern nationalism. Placing historical evidence within a general theoretical framework, John Breuilly argues that nationalism should be understood as a form of politics that arises in opposition to the modern state. In this updated and revised edition, he extends his analysis to the most recent developments in central Europe and the former Soviet Union. He also addresses the current debates over the meaning of nationalism and their implications for his position. Breuilly challenges the conventional view that nationalism emerges from a sense of cultural identity. Rather, he shows how elites, social groups, and foreign governments use nationalist appeals to mobilize popular support against the state. Nationalism, then, is a means of creating a sense of identity. This provocative argument is supported with a wide-ranging analysis of pertinent examples--national opposition in early modern Europe; the unification movement in Germany, Italy, and Poland; separatism under the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires; fascism in Germany, Italy, and Romania; post-war anti-colonialism and the nationalist resurgence following the breakdown of Soviet power. Still the most comprehensive and systematic historical comparison of nationalist politics, Nationalism and the State is an indispensable book for anyone seeking to understand modern politics.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 482
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Social and intellectual bases of nationalism
Social bases of nationalist politics
Sources and forms of nationalist ideology
Varieties of nationalism (i) In a world without nation-states
Prelude to nationalism: religious and national oppositions in early modern Europe
Unification nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe
Separatist nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe
Separatist nationalism in the Arabworld
Approaches to anti-colonial nationalism
Anti-colonial nationalism: two case studies
Sub-nationalism in colonial states
The colonial state and nationalism
Reform nationalism outside Europe
Varieties of nationalism (ii) In a world of nation-states
Separatist nationalism in the new nation-states
Nation-building and nationalism in the new states
Unification nationalism and the new nation-states
Reform nationalism in the old nation-states
Separatist nationalism in the developed nation-states
Nationalism in contemporary east-central Europe
Appendix: Approaches to nationalism Chronologies for the major case studies
Bibliographical essay