Nations without States

Nations without States : Political Communities in a Global Age

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Guibernau offers a comparative analysis of nationalist movements in nations without states.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 166 x 228 x 12mm | 352g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745618014
  • 9780745618012
  • 1,909,991

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Nations without states - where there is a strong sense of nationalidentity, but no state - are common. They have a new importancetoday, when established nation-states are changing their nature inresponse to globalization. This book provides a comprehensiveanalysis of Western substate nationalism by drawing on a wide rangeof case studies which include Catalonia, Scotland, Wales, theBasque Country, Northern Ireland, Quebec and Indian nations inNorth America.

Drawing on a comparative framework, in which both the nature ofnationalist movements and the state containing them are studied, the book offers a typology of the different political scenarios inwhich substate nationalism emerges and develops, ranging fromcultural recognition to federation.

Guibernau offers a comparative analysis of nationalist movements innations without states and considers cultural resistance andpolitical terrorism as strategies currently employed by some ofthese nations to attain their goals. The future shape of thenation-state and the conditions for the success of alternativestructures, such as those prompted by substate nationalistmovements, lie at the core of the book.

Nations without States will be essential reading forstudents and professionals in sociology, politics and internationalrelations.
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Table of contents

Introduction. 1. State and Nation. 2. Nations without States: different political scenarios. 3. Nations and Nationalism in Native America. 4. Nationalism as a Social Movement. 5. Cultural Resistance and Political Violence. 6. Nations without States as New Global Political Actors. 7. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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a Overall, I would warmly recommend this book to students and scholars working in the areas of nationalism, ethnic politics, European integration and the social and political sciences in general. It offers an excellent example of how theory and empirical research can be combined in the most fruitful way.a Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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About Montserrat Guibernau

Montserrat Guibernau is a lecturer in Government and Politics at the Open University.
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