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Author Wimmer, Andreas.

Title Waves of war : nationalism, state formation, and ethnic exclusion in the modern world / Andreas Wimmer
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Contents Cover.pdf; Waves of War; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction and summary; 1 The narrative in a nutshell and the moral of the tale; 2 Main contributions; 2.1 Bringing power and legitimacy center stage; 2.2 New data to answer old questions; 3 Four methodological principles; 4 On theory: networks, institutions, power; 4.1 Political alliances and identities; 4.2 Principles of legitimacy; 4.3 Power configurations and conflict; 5 The rise and spread of the nation-state; 5.1 Negotiating nationhood; 5.2 The global rise of the nation-state
1.5 A power-configurational approach1.6 Existing datasets and quantitative findings; 2 Dataset and modeling approach; 2.1 Units of observation; 2.2 Variables; Dependent variable; Independent variables; 2.3 Modeling approach and time specification; 3 Results; 3.1 Main findings; 3.2 Context and contingency; 4 Conclusions; 4 Nation-state formation and war; 1 Blind spots in conventional studies of war; 1.1 Nationalism and nation-state formation; 1.2 Long-term processes; 1.3 Beyond methodological nationalism; 1.4 Civil and inter-state wars
2 From empires to nation-states: an institutionalist argument2.1 Imperial expansion and nation-state formation, 1816-2001; 2.2 A long-term, institutionalist model of modern war; 2.3 Imperial incorporation and war; 2.4 Nation-state formation and war; 2.5 Summary: institutional transformations and war; 3 A new dataset; 3.1 Units of observation; 3.2 The war dataset; 4 Discovering the pattern: temporal variation in war rates; 4.1 Rates of war around the two transformations; 4.2 Rates of onset for different types of war; 5 Variables and hypotheses; 5.1 Testing the institutionalist model
3.3 Empirical calibration II: the weak scenario4 Results: strong and weak scenarios with well-developed civil societies; 5 The negotiation process under the magnifying glass; 5.1 Ethnic closure; 5.2 Negotiating nationhood; 5.3 The populist compromise; 6 When cultural traits matter; 7 Historical analogies: French nation building, Ottoman disintegration; 8 Summary and conclusions; 3 The global rise of the nation-state; 1 Hypotheses and existing quantitative studies; 1.1 Economic modernization; 1.2 Political modernization; 1.3 Cultural modernization; 1.4 World polity theory
6 Nation-states and violence6.1 Nation-state formation and war; 6.2 Ethnic politics and armed conflict; 6.3 Can peace be engineered?; 7 Limitations and implications; 2 The birth of the nation; 1 Modeling strategy; 2 A game-theoretic exchange model; 2.1 The basics: actors and alliance systems; 2.2 The model in a nutshell; 2.3 The exchange model in detail; 2.4 Considerations of cultural commonality; 2.5 The negotiation process in detail; 3 Hypotheses and empirical calibration; 3.1 Hypotheses; 3.2 Empirical calibration I: empire and strong scenario
Summary "Why did the nation-state emerge and proliferate across the globe? How is this process related to the wars fought in the modern era? This book offers a new perspective on these issues. Analyzing datasets that cover the entire world over long stretches of time, Andreas Wimmer shows that political power and legitimacy are central to our understanding of nation building, ethnic politics and the violent conflicts associated with both. He argues that shifting from dynastic or imperial legitimacy to rule in the name of a nationally defined people was both the consequence and the cause of wars between and within states. Once the 'like over like' principle was established, the ethno-political inequality that characterized nation-states with weak institutional capacity led to further ethnic conflict. Waves of War demonstrates why nationalism and ethnic politics are crucial for a proper understanding of world and domestic politics over the past 200 years"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnic groups -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
Nation-state -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012016081
ISBN 1139198319 (electronic bk.)
1139549960 (electronic bk.)
1283741350 (MyiLibrary)
9781139549967 (electronic bk.)
9781283741354 (MyiLibrary)
9781139198318 (electronic bk.)