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Mapping The Nation Mappings Series

Author : Gopal Balakrishnan
ISBN : 9781844676507
Genre : Political Science
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Part of Verso's classic Mapping series that collects the most important writings on key topics in a changing world In nearly two decades since Samuel P. Huntingdon proposed his influential and troubling ‘clash of civilizations’ thesis, nationalism has only continued to puzzle and frustrate commentators, policy analysts, and political theorists. No consensus exists concerning its identity, genesis, or future. Are we reverting to the petty nationalisms of the nineteenth century or evolving into a globalized, supranational world? Has the nation-state outlived its usefulness and exhausted its progressive and emancipatory role? Opening with powerful statements by Lord Acton and Otto Bauer—the classic liberal and socialist positions—Mapping the Nation presents a wealth of thought on this issue: the debate between Ernest Gellner and Miroslav Hroch; Gopal Balakrishnan’s critique of Benedict Anderson’s seminal Imagined Communities; Partha Chatterjee on the limitations of the Enlightenment approach to nationhood; and contributions from Michael Mann, Eric Hobsbawm, Tom Nairn, and Jürgen Habermas.
Category: Political Science

Challenge To The Nation State

Author : Christian Joppke
ISBN : 0198292295
Genre : Social Science
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This volume presents the latest research by some of the world's leading figures in the fast growing area of immigration studies. Relating the study of immigration to wider processes of social change, the book focuses on two key areas in which nation-states are being challenged by thisphenomenon: sovereignty and citizenship.Bringing together the separate clusters of scholarship which have evolved around both of these areas, Challenge to the Nation-State disentangles the many contrasting views on the impact of immigration on the authority and integrity of the state. Some scholars have stressed the stubborn resistanceof states to relinquish territorial control, the continued relevance of national citizenship traditions, and the `balkanizing' risks of ethnically divided societies. Others have argued that migrations are fostering a post-national world. In their view, states' immigration policies are increasinglyconstrained by global markets and an international human rights regime, membership as citizenship is devalued by new forms of postnational membership for migrants, and national monocultures are giving way to multicultural diversity. Focusing on the issue of sovereignty in the first section, andcitizenship in the second, this compelling new study seeks to clarify the central stakes and opposing positions in this important and complex debate.
Category: Social Science

The Fate Of The Nation State

Author : Michel Seymour
ISBN : 0773526862
Genre : Political Science
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Are Nation-states obsolete? Are multination states viable? Can we really create powerful supranational institutions? These are the questions that celebrated authors and specialists attempt to answer in this important collection of articles. The work contains theoretical essays and case studies by philosophers, sociologists, political scientists and governmental analysts that provide state of the art analyses of the situation of the nation-state as it is developing all over the world in the new millennium. There are different concepts of nationhood and different forms of national consciousness: ethnic, civic, cultural, socio-political and diasporic. There are also different ways for nations to be present on any given territory; as immigrant groups, as extensions of neighbouring national majorities, as minority nations or as majority nations. There are also different policies adopted toward different groups: bilingualism, multiculturalism, interculturalism, collective rights, etc. Finally, there are different sorts of political arrangements: nation-state, multination state, confederation of sovereign states, multinational federation, federation of nation-states, supranational institutions, etc. The enormous complexity of these issues explain why nations, nationalism and nation-states have been so difficult to understand. The theoretical essays contained in this volume are sensitive to all those issues. The authors examine the foundations of nationalist thinking and the justifications behind the nation-state model. They also reflect upon the nation building policies, politics of recognition and issues related to globalization. The case studies investigate countries or regions such as Ireland, Scotland, Catalonia, the Balkans, Russia, USA, Finland, India, Indonesia, the European Union and Canada.
Category: Political Science

The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006753532
Genre : United States
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Popularizing The Nation

Author : Kirsten Belgum
ISBN : 0803212836
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In countless articles on culture, politics, landscape, industry, history, and other topics, the Gartenlaube played an influential role in nineteenth-century Germany's larger effort to forge a national identity for itself. In fact, Belgum argues that the search for, and development of, national identity in Germany was inextricably linked to the writings of the Gartenlaube and other popular magazines. Such publications served both as a public repository of mythic memory for the nation and as a source of new national images for a self-consciously modern Germany.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Constructing The Nation State

Author : Connie L. McNeely
ISBN : 0313293988
Genre : Social Science
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An exploration of the nation-state as a social construction, grounded in terms of global political culture and relations.
Category: Social Science

Representing The Nation

Author : Jessica Evans
ISBN : 041520870X
Genre : Social Science
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Representing the Nation gathers key writings from leading cultural thinkers to ask what role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation.
Category: Social Science

State Of The Nation

Author : Sakhela Buhlungu
ISBN : 0796921660
Genre : History
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 offers 22 diverse angles on contemporary South Africa in one compelling and comprehensive collection. The politics section focuses on the outcome of the 2006 local government elections and issues of service delivery. The economy section examines the rapidly growing social welfare net, the state of our public health systems, and the topics of water and the environment, heritage and tourism. Violence against women, prison reform, the plight of South Africa's former guerrilla fighters, transformation in South African rugby and the post-apartheid role of the church all come under the spotlight in the society section. The volume concludes with a look at trends in the continuing involvement of South African business on the African continent, South Africa's part in the complex search for peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the life of the vast Zimbabwean exile community in South Africa.
Category: History

Art For The Nation

Author : Brandon Taylor
ISBN : 0719054532
Genre : Art exhibition audiences
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Art first became public in Britain through a series of interlocking relationships between national galleries, patrons, collections of art, and sections or classes of the population as a whole. This study concentrates on London, and analyzes the formation of the major national art institutions at its geographical and managerial centre.
Category: Art exhibition audiences

The Nation In History

Author : Anthony D. Smith
ISBN : 1584650400
Genre : History
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An expert in the field analyzes the major debates between historians and social scientists on the nature and development of ethnic communities, nations, and nationalism. In concise, accessible prose, Anthony D. Smith provides a probing account of the leading assumptions and explanations of nationalism in different historical epochs. Ranging broadly over the contributions and divergent perspectives of historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and others who have contributed to these fundamental debates, Smith codifies the most cogent responses that have been offered to three defining issues in this area: the nature and origin of the nation and nationalism; and the role of nations and nationalism in historical, and especially recent, social change. Using the examples of Persia, Israel, and Greece for long-term illustrations, Smith also discusses ethnic and national identities in France, Germany, England, Yugoslavia, and elsewhere to illuminate the uses and the meaning of alternative theories, and ends with a convincing case for the value of his own ethno-symbolist approach.
Category: History

Coloring The Nation

Author : David John Howard
ISBN : 190266910X
Genre : Social Science
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This volume explores the significance of racial theorizing in Dominican society and its manifestation in everyday life. The author examines how ideas of skin colour and racial identity influence a wide spectrum of Dominicans in how they view themselves and their Haitian neighbours.
Category: Social Science

Literature And The Nation

Author : Brook Thomas
ISBN : 3823341685
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Asian Forms Of The Nation

Author : Stein Tønnesson
ISBN : 0700704426
Genre : Political Science
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Asian forms of the nation have rarely been seen as independent, alternative models. Among today's leading theoreticians, there is a growing tendency to take Asia seriously, and to include Asian examples in the general discussion. The aim of the present collection is to build on and reinforce this tendency and demonstrates that in Asia, as well as in Europe, each nation forms a unique amalgam which can be compared fruitfully with others.
Category: Political Science

Images Of The Nation

Author : Annemieke Galema
ISBN : 9051834306
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of case studies investigates the significance and function of national identity. The authors see national consciousness in terms of the circumstances in which it arose, and in terms of the meaning which it had for a specific group or individual. Representations of the nation could serve to legitimize or support specific political or social agendas, or to provide people with a point of fixity amidst changing circumstances. The articles in this volume trace these aspects of national consciousness in the case of a single country: The Netherlands.
Category: Social Science

Remaking The Nation

Author : Sarah Radcliffe
ISBN : 9781134805594
Genre : Science
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Remaking the Nation presents new ways of thinking about the nation, nationalism and national identities. Drawing links between popular culture and indigenous movements, issues of 'race' and gender, and ideologies of national identity, the authors draw on their work in Latin America to illustrate their retheorisation of the politics of nationalism. This engaging exploration of contemporary politics in a postmodern, post new-world-order uncovers a map of future political organisation, a world of pluri-nations and ethnicised identities in the ever-changing struggle for democracy.
Category: Science

The Face Of The Nation

Author : Keith Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780804764827
Genre : Social Science
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This innovative work provides both a historical account of the crazy-quilt of legislation dealing with immigration that Congress has passed over the years and a theoretical explanation, building on the "new institutionalism," of how these laws came to be passed. The author shows why immigration is a uniquely revealing policy arena in which a polity chooses what it will be, a collective decision that shapes a nation's identity and defines itself. The book focuses on three aspects of immigration policy: the regulation of admission to the United States for permanent residency, the regulation of admission of people fleeing political repression, and the efforts to cope with the flow of unsanctioned migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border. It identifies the most puzzling features of contemporary immigration policy, asking, Where do these policies come from? Why do they have their special characteristics? The author seeks the answers in modern theories of public policy formation, especially the currently popular new institutionalism. He offers an enhanced version of this approach, which he calls "improvisational institutionalism," and applies it to the paradoxes of immigration policy.
Category: Social Science

Women Writing The Nation

Author : Leanne Maunu
ISBN : 0838756700
Genre : History
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Women Writing the Nation: National Identity, Female Community, and the British--French Connection, 1770-1820 engages in recent discussions of the development of British nationalism during the eighteenth century and Romantic period Leanne Maunu argues that women writers looked not to their national identity, but rather to their gender to make claims about the role of women within the British nation Discussing texts by Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith Mary Wollstonecraft, and others in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, Maunu demonstrates that women writers of this period imagined themselves as members of a fairly stable community, even if such a community was composed of many different women with many different beliefs. They appropriated the model of collectivity posed by the nation mimicking a national imagined community. In essence, because British-French relations dominated the national imagination women had to think about their own gender concerns in national terms as well.
Category: History

Contesting The Nation

Author : David Ludden
ISBN : 0812215850
Genre : Political Science
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Animated by a sense of urgency that was heightened by the massive violence following the destruction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, Contesting the Nation explores Hindu majoritarian politics over the last century and its dramatic reformulation during the decline of the Congress Party in the 1980s.
Category: Political Science

Performing The Nation

Author : Kelly Askew
ISBN : 0226029808
Genre : Music
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Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of research, including extensive experience as a taarab and dansi performer, Askew explores the intimate relations among musical practice, political ideology, and economic change. She reveals the processes and agents involved in the creation of Tanzania's national culture, from government elites to local musicians, poets, wedding participants, and traffic police. Throughout, Askew focuses on performance itself—musical and otherwise—as key to understanding both nation-building and interpersonal power dynamics.
Category: Music

Inspiration For The Nation

Author : Barry Perkins
ISBN : 9781615796335
Genre : Philosophy
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YOU WERE THERE WHEN I WAS DOWN YOU WERE THERE WHEN I WAS CRYING YOU WERE THERE WHEN MY HEART WAS TORN YOU WERE THERE WHEN I WAS COLD YOU WERE THERE I'VE ALWAYS CALLED YOUR NAME YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN AROUND I'VE NEVER LOOKED FOR YOU AND YOU HAVEN'T BEEN FOUND YOU'VE BEEN THERE FOR ME THROUGH ALL THE HARD TIMES AND IN MY DARKEST HOUR YOU'VE HELPED ME TO SHINE I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU REALLY CARE BECAUSE WHEN I CALLED YOUR NAME YOU WERE THERE
Category: Philosophy