Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism

New Directions in Cross-Cultural and Post-Communist Studies. With a foreword by Paul Robert Magocsi



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Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism
New Directions in Cross-Cultural and Post-Communist Studies. With a foreword by Paul Robert Magocsi
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This volume brings together 15 articles divided into four sections on theoretical and comparative studies, the role of nationalism in transitions to democracy, the application of theory to case studies, and the role played by history and myths in the forging of national identities and nationalisms. The book develops new theories and frameworks through engaging with leading scholars of nationalism: Hans Kohn’s propositions are discussed in relation to an applicability of the term ‘civic’ (with no ethno-cultural connotations) to liberal democracies, Rogers Brubaker over the usefulness of dividing European states into ‘civic’ and ‘nationalising’ states when the former have historically been ‘nationalisers’, Will Kymlicka on the applicability of multiculturalism to post-communist states, and Paul Robert Magocsi on the lack of surveys and census data to support claims of revivals by national minorities in Ukraine. The book also engages with ‘transitology’ over the usefulness of comparative studies of transitions in regions that underwent only political reforms, and those that had ‘quadruple transitions’ implying simultaneous democratic and market reforms, as well as state and nation building. A comparative study of Serbian and Russian diasporas focuses on why ethnic Serbs and Russians living outside Serbia and Russia reacted differently to the disintegration of Yugoslavia and the USSR. The book takes to task experts of Russian and Soviet history who continue to utilize imperial frameworks of history, analyzes the re-writing of Ukrainian history within post-colonial theories, and discusses the forging of Ukraine’s identity within theories of ‘Others’ as central to the shaping of identities. Finally, it offers a new framework of study of Ukrainian ethnic relations designed to be an alternative to the continued use of ‘nationalism’ in a Soviet manner in which nationalism in Ukraine is solely defined as a West Ukrainian phenomenon.
The author

About the author

The author:

Dr. Taras Kuzio is a Research Associate at George Washington University, and author or editor of, among numerous other publications, ten scholarly books.

The author of the foreword:

Prof. Paul Robert Magocsi holds the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto.
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Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Taras Kuzio, Paul R Magocsi
Editor Andreas Umland
Number of pages 436
Language English
Publication date Dec 17, 2007
Weight (kg) 0.5870
ISBN-13 9783898218153