People, Nation and State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism
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People, Nation and State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism

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While conflicts of class, ideology and political systems have receded in the post-Cold War world, divisions based on group identity--cultural, ethnic, religious, and national--have assumed new importance. From Bosnia to Belfast and Burundi, from California to Kazakhstan, the difficulty of defining and reconciling group identities, and relating them to state structures, has...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 3rd 1999 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 1999)
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The book - which is a collection of essays, attempts to answer the questions: What is the difference between states and nations? How and when did the modern states and nations arise? And how does culture fit into the states and nations big picture? How can all these factors tell us about the states and nations?

The book itself is impartial in giving voices to different (sometime very polar) views of what the experts in the various fields interpret the questions and arrive at their explanation. Ve...more
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