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The Challenges of Ethno-Nationalism
Case Studies in Identity Politics
Edited by Adrian Guelke
 
 
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19 May 2010
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Ethno-nationalism has been a key concern of the post-Cold War world, often associated with violent conflict and the horrors of ethnic cleansing. This book shows, however, that the issue of ethno-nationalism is much broader than its depiction in the media. It demonstrates how ethno-nationalism is not simply the recourse of minorities seeking separation from existing states, but that it can also be associated with dominant and majority groups. The contributors explore this complex phenomenon through a series of case studies and analyse its wide geographical spread from India to Bolivia and from Russia to Spain. Different angles on the Irish case are presented, and a comparative analysis underscoring the options available for accommodating ethno-nationalist parties and movements is also included. The volume is multidisciplinary and the authors employ a variety of methodologies, including the innovative use of visual representation, to advance our understanding of the nature of ethno-nationalism.


Description

Ethno-nationalism has been a key concern of the post-Cold War world, often associated with violent conflict and the horrors of ethnic cleansing. This book shows, however, that the issue of ethno-nationalism is much broader than its depiction in the media. It demonstrates how ethno-nationalism is not simply the recourse of minorities seeking separation from existing states, but that it can also be associated with dominant and majority groups. The contributors explore this complex phenomenon through a series of case studies and analyse its wide geographical spread from India to Bolivia and from Russia to Spain. Different angles on the Irish case are presented, and a comparative analysis underscoring the options available for accommodating ethno-nationalist parties and movements is also included. The volume is multidisciplinary and the authors employ a variety of methodologies, including the innovative use of visual representation, to advance our understanding of the nature of ethno-nationalism.


Contents

PART I: Introduction
The Multi-Faceted Nature Of Ethno-Nationalism; A.Guelke
PART II: Case Studies
'We Aren't The Peasants Of The Seventies': Indianism And Ethnic Mobilization In Bolivia; R.Máiz
Reading The Cyprus Conflict Through Mental Maps: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Ethno-Nationalism; E.Akçali
Defining And Redefining Russianness: The Concept Of 'Empire' In Public Discourses In Post-Soviet Russia; O.Malinova
Picturing A Revolution: Photographic Representation Of The Orange Revolution In The Ukrainian Media; K.Gorbenko
Nationalism And The Market Economy: Challenges Facing Hindu Nationalism In India; S.K.Ragi
How Parties Of Stateless Nations Adapt To Multilevel Politics: Catalan Political Parties And Their Concept Of The State; K.-J.Nagel
PART III: IRISH PERSPECTIVES
Equality As Steady State Or Equality As Threshold?: Northern Ireland After The Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, 1998; J.Todd
Nation And Neighbourhood: Nationalist Mobilization And Local Solidarities In The North Of Ireland; N.O.Dochartaigh
Modern Irish Nationalism: Ideology, Policy-Making, And Path-Dependent Change; C.Mcgrattan
PART IV: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
The Effectiveness Of Federal Responses To Ethnic Conflict; J.Coakley
Local Space And Protest In Divided Societies; D.Maguire
Consociational Peace Processes And Ethnicity: The Implications Of The Dayton And Good Friday Agreements For Ethnic Identities And Politics In Bosnia-Herzegovina And Northern Ireland; R.Aitken
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

ADRIAN GUELKE is Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is also Director of the School's Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict and Chair of the International Political Science Association's research committee on politics and ethnicity.