Multiplicity of Nationalism in Contemporary Europe
Nationalism remains one of the key political, societal, and socio-psychological phenomena in contemporary Europe. The international scholars assembled in this edited collection suggest that the use of three perspectives-supranationalism, boundary-making nationalism, and regional nationalism-may be promising as an explanatory framework for the analysis of nationalism in Europe. The volume distances itself from older dichotomies such as civic and ethnic nationalism and questions the one-sided normativity of nationalism, in particular regarding the concept of liberal nationalism. It argues that a promising approach to contemporary nationalism should reflect the multiplicity of nationalism.
- Hardback | 292 pages
- 154 x 232 x 26mm | 580.6g
- 01 Dec 2009
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski is professor and chair of Political Science at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. Andrzej Marcin Suszycki is a lecturer in political theory and social science at the University of Potsdam, Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Passau in Germany.
Table of contents
1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 1. Nationalism in Contemporary Europe: Is There Still Anything to Explore? Part 3 I. Questioning Conceptions of Nationalism Chapter 4 2. Civic Nationalism and the Nation-State: Towards a Dynamic Model of Convergence Chapter 5 4. The Unbearable Lightness of British "Liberal Nationalism" Part 6 II. Three Perspectives on Nationalism in Europe Chapter 7 4. European Nationalism and European Identity Chapter 8 5. Globalization and Nationalism in Europe: Demolishing Walls and Building Boundaries Chapter 9 6. Theorizing Regional Minority Nationalism Part 10 III. Old Nationalism in Western Europe? Chapter 11 7. "Back to the Future" with the Vlaams Belang? Flemish Nationalism as a Modernizing Project in a Post-Modern European Union Chapter 12 8. National Pride and Prejudice: The Case of Germany Chapter 13 9. Nationalism in Italy Part 14 IV. New Nationalism in Eastern Europe? Chapter 15 10. Marginalized Radicalism: The Recent Trends in Latvian Nationalism Chapter 16 11. The Grass Was Always Greener in the Past: Re-Nationalizing Bulgaria's Return to Europe Chapter 17 12. The Importance of Being European: Narratives of East and West in Serbian and Croatian Nationalism Chapter 18 13. Nationalism in Contemporary Europe: Multiplicity and West-East Similarity 19 Index 20 About the Contributors