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Author Saideman, Stephen M., author

Title For kin or country : xenophobia, nationalism, and war / Stephen M. Saideman and R. William Ayres
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Tables and Figures; Introduction; 1. Irredentism and Its Absence: International Pressures Versus Domestic Dynamics; 2. Dueling Irredentisms: Greater Croatia and Greater Serbia; 3. Reunification at Any Price: Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh; 4. Pushing the Envelope: Hungary's Assertive Attention to Kin; 5. Romania's Restraint? Avoiding the Worst Through Domestic Scapegoating; 6. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Russia and Its Kin in the Near Abroad; 7. War and Peace in Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and Beyond; 8. Findings and Implications; References; Index
Summary The collapse of an empire can result in the division of families and the redrawing of geographical boundaries. New leaders promise the return of people and territories that may have been lost in the past, often advocating aggressive foreign policies that can result in costly and devastating wars. The final years of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, the end of European colonization in Africa and Asia, and the demise of the Soviet Union were all accompanied by war and atrocity. These efforts to reunite lost kin are known as irredentism & mdash; territorial claims based on s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index
Subject Nationalism -- Europe, Eastern.
Nationalism -- Former Soviet republics.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.
Xenophobia -- Europe, Eastern.
Xenophobia -- Former Soviet republics.
Europe, Eastern -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Europe, Eastern -- Ethnic relations.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations.
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Ayres, R. William, author
LC no. 2008006050
ISBN 0231514492 (electronic bk.)
9780231514491 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)