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Nationalist Exclusion and Ethnic Conflict

Nationalist Exclusion and Ethnic Conflict
Shadows of Modernity

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  • Author: Andreas Wimmer, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521011853

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  • 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.

    • 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
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    "...engaging, well-written, and well-organized...The author illustrates his argument with excellent case studies..." American Journal of Sociology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521011853
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • 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.

  • Author

    Andreas Wimmer, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
    Andreas Wimmer is Professor of Political and Cultural Change and Director at the Center for Development Studies of the University of Bonn.

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