Historical Sociology and Eastern European Development

Historical Sociology and Eastern European Development : A Rokkanian Approach

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Covering a period from the Middle Ages through the 1990s, and addressing phenomena overlooked by Rokkan such as statebuilding and nationalism, this book demonstrates that Rokkan's models continue to be relevant to modern political science and sociology. Kommisrud's study is a valuable contribution to Rokkanian approaches and the understanding of Eastern European development within the historical and geographic context of Europe as a whole.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 073912871X
  • 9780739128718

About Arne Kommisrud

Arne Kommisrud is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tromso.
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Review quote

Overall, an instructive book. Essential. CHOICE, March 2010 Historical Sociology is full of revealing insights, well-selected comparisons, and also adequate criticism of our old and new classics in this field. It furthermore has a fascinating topic: the analysis of Eastern Europe using some elements of Rokkan's model of European development. -- Peter Flora, professor of sociology, Universitat Mannheim
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Stein Rokkan's European Macro Model and the Historical-Sociological Tradition 2 State Building, Nationalities, and Conflict Dynamics in the Soviet and Hapsburg Empires 3 Eas European Development in the Light of Stein rokkan's European Macro Model 4 Some Concluding Remarks
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