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Author Brubaker, Rogers, 1956-

Title Nationalism reframed : nationhood and the national question in the New Europe / Rogers Brubaker
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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Description xi, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Rethinking nationhood: nation as institutionalized form, practical category, contingent event -- 2. Nationhood and the national question in the Soviet Union and its successor states: an institutionalist account -- 3. National minorities, nationalizing states, and external national homelands in the New Europe -- 4. Nationalizing states in the old "New Europe" - and the new -- 5. Homeland nationalism in Weimar Germany and "Weimar Russia" -- 6. Aftermaths of empire and the unmixing of peoples
Summary The birthplace of the nation-state and modern nationalism at the end of the eighteenth century, Europe was supposed to be their graveyard at the end of the twentieth. Yet, far from moving beyond the nation-state, fin-de-si├Ęcle Europe has been moving back to the nation-state, most spectacularly with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia into a score of nationally defined successor states. This massive reorganisation of political space along national lines has engendered distinctive, dynamically interlocking, and in some cases explosive forms of nationalism. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu and the 'new institutionalist' sociology, and comparing contemporary nationalisms with those of interwar Europe, Rogers Brubaker provides a theoretically sophisticated and historically rich account of one of the most important problems facing the 'New Europe'.--Publisher description
Analysis Eastern Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-192) and index
Subject Nationalism -- Europe, Eastern.
Nationalism -- Europe.
Nationalism -- Former Soviet republics.
Nationalism -- Soviet Union -- Republics.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
LC no. 96010873
ISBN 052157224X (hardcover)
0521576490 (paperback)
Other Titles Nationhood and the national question in the New Europe