Divided Nations and European Integration

Author: Tristan James Mabry,John McGarry,Margaret Moore,Brendan O'Leary

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812244974

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 8477

For ethnic minorities in Europe separated by state borders—such as Basques in France and Spain or Hungarians who reside in Slovakia and Romania—the European Union has offered the hope of reconnection or at least of rendering the divisions less obstructive. Conationals on different sides of European borders may look forward to increased political engagement, including new norms to support the sharing of sovereignty, enhanced international cooperation, more porous borders, and invigorated protections for minority rights. Under the pan-European umbrella, it has been claimed that those belonging to divided nations would no longer have to depend solely on the goodwill of the governments of their states to have their collective rights respected. Yet for many divided nations, the promise of the European Union and other pan-European institutions remains unfulfilled. Divided Nations and European Integration examines the impact of the expansion of European institutions and the ways the EU acts as a confederal association of member states, rather than a fully multinational federation of peoples. A wide range of detailed case studies consider national communities long within the borders of the European Union, such as the Irish and Basques; communities that have more recently joined, such as the Hungarians; and communities that are not yet members but are on its borders or in its "near abroad," such as the Albanians, Croats, Serbs, and Kurds. This authoritative volume provides cautionary but valuable insights to students of European institutions, nations and nationalism, regional integration, conflict resolution, and minority rights. Contributors: Tozun Bahcheli, Zoe Bray, Alexandra Channer, Zsuzsa Cserg?, Marsaili Fraser, James M. Goldgeier, Michael Keating, Tristan James Mabry, John McGarry, Margaret Moore, Sid Noel, Brendan O'Leary, David Romano, Etain Tannam, Stefan Wolff.

Collective Memory, National Identity, and Ethnic Conflict

Greece, Bulgaria, and the Macedonian Question

Author: Victor Roudometof

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275976484

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 7987

Roudometof analyzes rival national claims over Macedonia. He examines the symbolic struggle among Greeks, Bulgarians, and Macedonians, as well as the struggle of Albanians for self-determination in Kosovo and western Macedonia, and he deconstructs the national narratives of competing sides and provides an alternative interpretation of Macedonian nation formation.

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries

Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches

Author: Jennifer Jackson,Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317599993

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 7160

Nationalism and ethnicity have become, across time and space, a force in the construction of boundaries. This book analyses geographical and physical borders and symbolic, political and socio-economic boundaries, and how they impact upon nationalism and ethnic identity. Geographic and other tangible borders are critical components in the making and unmaking of boundaries. However, symbolic or intangible boundaries along national, ethnic, political or socio-economic criteria are equally significant. Organised into three sections on theory, national and transnational case studies, this book both introduces existing approaches to the study of boundaries and illustrates how it is possible to apply renewed boundary approaches to better understand nationalism and ethnicity in contemporary contexts. Expert contributors in the field present detailed case studies on the UK, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and draw upon further examples from more than a dozen countries to provide a critical evaluation of the use of borders, boundaries and boundary-making in the study of nationalism and ethnicity. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International Politics, Nationalism, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Ethnic Identity and Sociology.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

View: 8012

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Contemporary World History

Author: William J. Duiker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495572713

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8980

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century and into the new millennium, William Duiker’s text not only chronicles the key events in the revolutionary twentieth century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 5E, takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker’s own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. A new feature, Film & History, presents a brief analysis of the plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy of eight films, including such movies as Khartoum (1966), Gandhi (1982), The Last Emperor (1987), and The Lives of Others (2006). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books: World History, Complete

Author: William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710093

Category: History

Page: 1216

View: 9495

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1-18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14-30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Russia and the West

The 21st Century Security Environment

Author: East West Institute Staff,Alekseĭ Georgievich Arbatov,Karl Kaiser,Robert Legvold

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765604323

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 3497

This comprehensive exploration of the new international environment examines not only traditional political-military concerns but also economic, ethnic, and other factors in the security environment of Russia and its neighbors to the west, (Vol. 1), south (Vol. 2), and east (Vol. 3). This dynamic approach takes account of both internal and external aspects of security problems and their interplay. International authors participate in considering each problem from all relevant points of view.

Nationalism and Democracy

Dichotomies, Complementarities, Oppositions

Author: André Lecours,Luis Moreno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135168156

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8011

This book sheds light on the complicated, multi-faceted relationship between nationalism and democracy by examining how nationalism in various periods and contexts shapes, or is shaped by, democratic practices or the lack thereof. This book examines nationalism’s relationship with democracy using three approaches: The challenge of democracy for sub-state nationalism: analyzing the circumstances under which sub-state nationalism is compatible with democracy, and assessing the democratic implications of various nationalist projects. The impact of state nationalism on democratic practices: examining the implications of state nationalism for democracy, both in countries where liberal democratic principles and practices are well-established and where they are not. Understanding how state nationalism affects democratization processes and what impact sub-state nationalism has in these contexts. Featuring a range of case studies on Western, Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, African and the Middle East, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, nationalism and democracy.

Youth Policy in the Slovak Republic

Conclusions of the Council of Europe International Review

Author: Peter Lauritzen

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287162281

Category: Political Science

Page: 64

View: 2227

This is the 12th in a series of country reviews carried by an international panel of experts appointed by the Council of Europe with recommendations concerning the development, perspectives and challenges for the future of youth policy in the Slovak Republic. This review process has been established to help contribute to a learning process in relation to the development and implementation of youth policy and to identify key aspects of a harmonised approach to youth policies across Europe.

Shaping South East Europe's Security Community for the Twenty-First Century

Trust, Partnership, Integration

Author: S. Cross,S. Kentera,R. Vukadinovic,R. Nation

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010207

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 8165

In this book, leading academics and policy practitioners develop approaches for managing critical contemporary and emerging security challenges for South East Europe. They attempt to conceptualize and realize security as a cooperative endeavour for collective good, in contrast to security narratives driven by power and national egotism.

Atlas Ost- und Südosteuropa

Bevölkerung aktuelle Karten zu Ökologie, Bevölkerung und Wirtschaft. Population : up-to-date ecological, demographic and economic maps

Author: Peter Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 59

View: 6599


The European Mosaic

Author: David Gowland,Richard Dunphy,Charlotte Lythe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873254

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 9669

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Muslims in 21st Century Europe

Structural and Cultural Perspectives

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134004443

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6710

Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims. Starting with a critical overview of the institutionalisation of Islam in Europe and a discussion on the nature of Muslimophobia as a social phenomenon, this book shows how socio-economic, institutional and political parameters set the frame for Muslim integration in Europe. Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden are selected as case studies among the 'old' migration hosts. Italy, Spain and Greece are included to highlight the issues arising and the policies adopted in southern Europe to accommodate Muslim claims and needs. The book highlights the internal diversity of both minority and majority populations, and analyses critically the political and institutional responses to the presence of Muslims.

The Balkan Prospect

Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989

Author: V. Calotychos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137336803

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 647

Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the borders hitherto separating Greek culture and society from its contiguous Balkan polities came down, and Greeks had to reorient themselves toward their immediate neighbors and redefine their place within Europe and the new, more fluid global order. Projecting the political foresight and mustering the modernization policies to succeed in such an undertaking turned out to be no small feat, especially as the regional conflicts that had lain dormant during the Cold War were revived. Synthesizing the cultural, political, and historical into a sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis, this innovative study untangles the prolonged 'historical moment' in which Greece and Europe were effectively held hostage to events in the Balkans - just at the time when both hoped to serve as the region's welcoming hosts.

Collective Political Violence

An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts

Author: Earl Conteh-Morgan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415947442

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

View: 8297

Collective Political Violence presents an interdisciplinary account of the concepts, theories and explanations concerning past and ongoing conflicts, providing case studies for each.

The Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples

A Reference Sourcebook

Author: Matjaž Klemenčič,Mitja Žagar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072940

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 5912

Explores the history of the various ethnic groups and ethnic relations of Yugoslavia and the Former Yugoslav Republics from the sixth century to the present day.

The Proposed Nordic Saami Convention

National and International Dimensions of Indigenous Property Rights

Author: Nigel Bankes,Timo Koivurova

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250727

Category: Law

Page: 436

View: 2752

In 2005 an expert group representing the governments of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and the Saami parliaments of these countries agreed upon a draft text of a Nordic Saami Convention. Key parts of the text deal with the recognition of Saami land and resource rights. More recently the three governments have embarked on negotiations to move from this draft text to a final convention that may be adopted and ratified by all three countries. Negotiations commenced in the Spring of 2011 and should be completed within five years. This collection of essays explores the national and international dimensions of indigenous property rights and the draft Convention which recognises the Saami as one people divided by international boundaries. Part one of the book seeks to provide a global and theoretical context for these developments in the Nordic countries, with a series of essays dealing with the moral and legal reasons for recognising indigenous property interests and different conceptualisations of the relationship between indigenous peoples and settler societies, including recognition, reconciliation and pluralism. Part two of the book examines some international legal issues associated with the Convention, including the background to the Convention. Part three turns to examine aspects of the recognition of Saami property interests in each of the three Nordic states, while Part four provides some comparative experiences, examining the recognition of indigenous property rights in a number of jurisdictions, including Canada, Australia and a number of South American states. An additional essay considers gender issues in relation to indigenous property rights.