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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alfred C Stepan; Juan J Linz; Yogendra Yadav
|ISBN:||9780801897238 0801897238 9780801897245 0801897246|
|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.|
Useful and important. Choice For its conceptual innovation, erudition, and real-world applicability, this book deserves to be widely read... The authors tell us that the goal of their analysis is "to
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