Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Nationalism and the prevalence of ethnic conflict are features of contemporary politics. Many commentators have viewed such conflicts as a return to some primitive impulse. Andreas Wimmer's book argues that nationalism is in fact characteristic of the modern world, deriving from the nature of the state. He argues that the nation-state rests on membership of a particular ethnic or national group, and the exclusion of non-members, creating the potential for conflict. Containing detailed studies of Mexico, Iraq and Switzerland, this is an original contribution to a topical debate.Read more
- Topical subject - the book intervenes in an ongoing debate on nationalism and ethnic conflict
- An original selection of detailed case studies
- Will appeal to students of nationalism, as well as to social theorists
Reviews & endorsements
"...engaging, well-written, and well-organized...The author illustrates his argument with excellent case studies..." American Journal of Sociology
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: July 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521011853
- length: 332 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.49kg
- contains: 2 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Theoretical Explorations:
1. Compromise and closure: a theory of social dynamics
2. The making of modern communities
Part II. State Building and Ethnic Conflict:
3. Who owns the state? Ethnic conflicts after the end of empires
4. Nationalism and ethnic mobilisation in Mexico
5. From empire to ethnocracy. Iraq since the Ottomans
Part III. The Politics of Exclusion in Nationalised States:
6. Racism and xenophobia
7. Nationalising multi-ethnic Switzerland.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×