Nationalism

Author: Philip Spencer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761947219
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Spencer and Wollman seek to challenge fixed notions of national identity, ethnicity and culture to more fully explore and understand the contemporary complexities of citizenship and the genuine potential for a cosmopolitan democracy.

Theories of Nationalism

Author: Umut Ozkirimli
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137411163
Format: PDF, ePub
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This widely-used and highly-acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the practical outworking of theory in the contemporary politics of nationalism.

Rethinking Nationalism

Author: Jonathan S. Hearn
Publisher: Red Globe Press
ISBN: 9781403918987
Format: PDF
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This is an innovative and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of nationalism. The author uses paired chapters, first to present the work of key authors in relation to each of a set of key themes - primordialism, modernism, power and culture - and then critically to rethink these core concepts.

Nationalism

Author: John Hutchinson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415201124
Format: PDF
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This set is a comprehensive collection of articles covering: concepts and definitions; the main forms of nationalism worldwide; nationalism and culture; feminism and nationalism; nationalism and politics; the future of nationalism.

Nations and Nationalism

Author: Philip Spencer
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813536262
Format: PDF
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Nationalism has become a topic of wide-ranging significance and heated debate over recent years, with a huge expansion in the amount of literature available. Bringing together the best and most representative of these writings, Nations and Nationalism is an essential reader for students of political theory and related fields. Assembled by two influential scholars, the volume includes the core, basic texts required for any course on nationalism, along with a selection of less well-known contributions that illuminates the debates. Articles and chapters cover the origins, different types, and concepts of nationalism; its relationship with race, gender, and ethnicity; the impact of globalization, post-communism, and migration; and debates about citizenship and self-determination. Classic writers such as Ernest Gellner, Anthony Smith, Benedict Anderson, and John Breuilly are represented along with younger scholars who have played a critical role in reshaping contemporary attitudes toward the topic. Selected writings by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists supplement contributions from political scientists so that students will be able to compare theories and debates across a range of disciplines and time periods. Taken together, the chapters provide a balanced and vivid overview of how nationalism has exploded as a topic of inquiry over the last two decades and how it has interacted with other political and social forces.

Glocalization

Author: Victor Roudometof
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936280
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This book seeks to provide a critical introduction to the under-theorized concept of Glocalization. While the term has been slowly diffused into social-scientific vocabulary, to date, there is no book in circulation that specifically discusses this concept. Historically theorists have intertwined the concepts of the ‘global’ and the ‘glocal’ or have subsumed the ‘glocal’ under other concepts – such as cosmopolitanization. Moreover, theorists have failed to give ‘local’ due attention in their theorizing. The book argues that the terms ‘global’, the ‘local’ and the ‘glocal’ are in need of unambiguous and theoretically and methodologically sound definitions. This is a prerequisite for their effective operationalization and application into social research. Glocalization is structured in two parts: Part I introduces the term, seeking to provide a history and critical assessment of theorists' past use of glocalization and offering an alternative perspective and a clear, effective and applicable definition of the term, explaining the limitations of the term globalization and the value of defining glocalization. Part II then moves on to illustrate how the concept of glocalization can be used to broaden our understanding and analysis of a wide range of issues in world politics including the 21st century culture of consumption, transnationalism & cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and religious traditions. Utilizing a wide range of historical, ethnographic and real-life examples from various domains this work will be essential reading for students and scholars of Globalization and will be of great interest to those in the field of Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Studies.

Contemporary Debates on Nationalism

Author: Umut Özkirimli
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333947722
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Following on directly from the author's Theories of Nationalism which provides a comprehensive assessment of the main approaches to its study, Umut Ozkirimli's new book addresses the major areas of debate and key issues in the study of nationalism in the contemporary world. Broad-ranging and genuinely international in scope, it combines clear exposition of existing positions and perspectives with the development of the author's own assessment and synthesis.

Postcolonial Theory and International Relations

Author: Sanjay Seth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415582873
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Postcolonial theory has had the most impact in disciplines such as literature and, to some degree, history, and perhaps the least impact in the discipline of politics. However, there is growing interest in postcolonial theory within politics, and interest in especially high in the subfield of international relations. This text provides a comprehensive survey of how postoclonial theory shapes our understanding of international relations"--

A Critical Introduction to Mao

Author: Timothy Cheek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113978904X
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Mao Zedong's political career spanned more than half a century. The ideas he championed transformed one of the largest nations on earth and inspired revolutionary movements across the world. Even today Mao lives on in China, where he is regarded by many as a near-mythical figure, and in the West, where a burgeoning literature continues to debate his memory. In this book, leading scholars from different generations and around the world offer a critical evaluation of the life and legacy of China's most famous - some would say infamous - son. The book brings the scholarship on Mao up to date, and its alternative perspectives equip readers to assess for themselves the nature of this mercurial figure and his significance in modern Chinese history.

Multiculturalism

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520104
Format: PDF
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What is multiculturalism and what are the different theories used to justify it? Are multicultural policies a threat to liberty and equality? Can liberal democracies accommodate minority groups without sacrificing peace and stability? In this clear introduction to the subject, Michael Murphy explores these questions and critically assesses multiculturalism from the standpoint of political philosophy and political practice. The book explores the origins and contemporary usage of the concept of multiculturalism in the context of debates about citizenship, egalitarian justice and conflicts between individual and collective rights. The ideas of some of the most influential champions and critics of multiculturalism, including Will Kymlicka, Chandran Kukathas, Susan Okin and Brian Barry, are also clearly explained and evaluated. Key themes include the tension between multiculturalism and gender equality, cultural relativism and the limits of liberal toleration, and the impact of multicultural policies on social cohesion ethnic conflict. Murphy also surveys the legal practices and policies enacted to accommodate multiculturalism, drawing on examples from the Americas, Australasia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to the topic for the first time as well as those already familiar with some of the key issues.