This exciting new textbook is the first to offer students a truly comprehensive AND engaging account of the vibrant topic of Nationalism.
Packed with a series of rich, illustrative examples, this book examines this powerful and remarkable political force by exploring:
- Definitions of Nationalism, including normative and descriptive approaches;
- The manifestation of Nationalism through language;
- The relationship between Religion and Nationalism;
- Discussions on the political uses of History as a social construct;
- The social roots of ideologies and the significance of class and gender;
- Different kinds of nationalist movements, ranging from dominant majorities to peripheral minorities;
- Explanations of nationalist mobilisation, taking into account historical, socio-economic and sociological approaches;
- State responses to Nationalism;
- Territorial and non-territorial devolutions of power and the relationship between Nationalism and Federalism.
Nationalism, Ethnicity and the State will prove an insightful read for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of politics and international relations.
Introduction The Study of Nationalism Introduction Matters of Definition Matters of Evaluation Matters of Analysis Conclusion PART ONE: NATION AND SOCIETY Nationalism, Race and Gender Introduction Race and Nation Gender and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Language Introduction Language and Its Nature Language and Politics Language and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Religion Introduction Religion and Its Nature Religion and Politics Religion and Nation Conclusion Nationalism and History Introduction The Writing of History Nationalist History History and the Nation Conclusion Nationalism and Public Culture Introduction Material Culture and the Nation The Arts and the Nation Sport and the Nation Conclusion PART TWO: NATIONALIST MOBILIZATION Nationalism and Social Structure Introduction Class and Nation Socioeconomic Change and Nationalism Region and Nation Conclusion Types of Nationalist Mobilization Introduction Common Features Intergrationist Nationalism Colonial Nationalism Separatist Nationalsm Conclusion Explaining Nationalism Introduction The Birth of Nationalism The Growth of Natioalsm The Victory of Nationalism Conclusion Nationalism and State Structure Introduction Suppressing Minorities Incorporating Minorities Conclusion CONCLUSION Nation and State in Perspective Introduction Reassembling the Argument Speculating About the Future Conclusion
With this volume, John Coakley truly establishes himself as a leading authority in the field of nationalism studies. The book presents one of the first comprehensive overviews of this burgeoning discipline. The text is richly embroidered with examples from all parts of the world which bring the connections between concepts to life
Eric KauffmannUniversity of London
Students of Irish politics have long benefited from John Coakley's erudition. Now students of nationalism and ethnicity can avail of his meticulous scholarship. Coakley has that rare gift: the ability to relay difficult subjects clearly without sacrificing nuance. This book will undoubtedly become the standard bearer in the field
Dr Mary-Alice Connolly ClancyUniversity of Exeter
Michael Hechter, Arizona State University
This is a remarkably serious and multifaceted synthesis of the literature on nationalism from a comparative historical perspective.
Michael HechterArizona State University
John Coakley is Professor of Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin.