Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations Ethnic and National Groups around the World 2nd Edition

Author: James B. Minahan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699548
Format: PDF
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This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy—movements that have proliferated exponentially in the 21st century. • Provides readers with an understanding of a global phenomenon that continues even today • Presents specific, hard-to-find information on the many ethnic and national groups seeking greater self-government in an easy-to-access format with up-to-date facts and histories • Provides further reading suggestions, an index, and an appendix of dates of independence declarations by nation

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A Z 4 Volumes

Author: James B. Minahan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313076960
Format: PDF, Docs
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Nationalism is a mighty force in the 21st century. It has not been so politically significant since prior to World War I. While current trends tilt toward regional economic groupings, national identity—and demands for greater political and economic autonomy—has created a national, regional, and international groundswell since the end of the Cold War. An expanded sequel to Minahan's award-winning guide to some 200 groups, Nations Without States: A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (1996), this book provides an easy-to-use, accurate, and up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide. Providing fuller historical profiles of each group, this is the definitive reference on the nationalism and national groups that helped shape 20th century politics—and will likely shape the politics of tomorrow. Included are numerous new national groups that have emerged since the publication of Minahan's 1996 book. Many of these remain unknown outside of their own regions. Others make headlines. The evolution of each group is traced from its earliest history to the present day, making the book an indispensable reference for those wishing to understand the world's growing multitude of national groups.

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations A C

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313321094
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations L R

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313321116
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations S Z

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323843
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations

Author: James B. Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9781610699532
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy—movements that have proliferated exponentially in the 21st century.

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations D K

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313321108
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846590
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This comprehensive guide to the Pacific and South Asia provides detailed and enlightening information about the many ethnic groups of this increasingly important region of the world.

National Secession

Author: Philip G. Roeder
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501725998
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How do some national-secessionist campaigns get on the global agenda whereas others do not? Which projects for new nation-states, Philip Roeder asks, give rise to mayhem in the politics of existing states? National secession has been explained by reference to identities, grievances, greed, and opportunities. With the strategic constraints most national-secession campaigns face, the author argues, the essential element is the campaign's ability to coordinate expectations within a population on a common goal—so that independence looks like the only viable option. Roeder shows how in most well-known national-secession campaigns, this strategy of programmatic coordination has led breakaway leaders to assume the critical task of propagating an authentic and realistic nation-state project. Such campaigns are most likely to draw attention in the capitals of the great powers that control admission to the international community, to bring the campaigns' disputes with their central governments to deadlock, and to engage in protracted, intense struggles to convince the international community that independence is the only viable option. In National Secession, Roeder focuses on the goals of national-secession campaigns as a key determinant of strategy, operational objectives, and tactics. He shifts the focus in the study of secessionist civil wars from tactics (such as violence) to the larger substantive disputes within which these tactics are chosen, and he analyzes the consequences of programmatic coordination for getting on the global agenda. All of which, he argues, can give rise to intractable disputes and violent conflicts.

The Kurds An Encyclopedia of Life Culture and Society

Author: Sebastian Maisel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842574
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars