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Crafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democracies

Author: Alfred C Stepan; Juan J Linz; Yogendra Yadav
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011.
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Political wisdom holds that the political boundaries of a state necessarily coincide with a nation's perceived cultural boundaries. This title provides the framework for the state-nation, a paradigm  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred C Stepan; Juan J Linz; Yogendra Yadav
ISBN: 9780801897238 0801897238 9780801897245 0801897246
OCLC Number: 542263624
Description: xix, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Comparative theory and political practice : do we need a "state-nation" model as well as a "nation-state" model? --
India as a state-nation : shared political community amidst deep cultural diversity --
Four Indian cases that challenge state-nation theory? --
Tamils in India : how state-nation policies helped construct multiple but complementary identities --
Tamils in Sri Lanka : how nation-state policies helped construct polar and conflictual identities --
Ukraine : state-nation policies in a unitary state --
Federacy : a formula for democratically managing multinational societies in unitary states --
The U.S. federal model and multinational societies : some problems for democratic theory and practice.
Responsibility: Alfred Stepan, Juan J. Linz, and Yogendra Yadav.

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