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Extreme politics : nationalism, violence, and the end of Eastern Europe

Author: Charles King
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Why do some violent conflicts endure across the centuries, while others become dimly remembered ancient struggles among forgotten peoples? Is nationalism really the powerful force that it appeared to be in the 1990s? In this wide-ranging and readable set of essays, Charles King examines the conceptual intersection of nationalist ideology, social violence, and the political transformation of Europe and Eurasia over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
King, Charles, 1967-
Extreme politics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009038940
(OCoLC)432988529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles King
ISBN: 9780199708246 019970824X
OCLC Number: 507428601
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
Contents: Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I: Theory and Comparison; 2. The National Origins of Nationalism Studies; 3. Loser Nationalisms: How Certain Ideas of the Nation Succeed or Fail; 4. The Micropolitics of Social Violence; Part II: Eastern Europe and Eurasia; 5. Post-Postcommunism: Is There Still an "Eastern Europe"?; 6. The Benefits of Ethnic War; 7. Diasporas and International Politics; 8. Migration, Institutions, and Ethnicity; 9. Conclusion: History and the Science of Politics; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y.
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Why do some violent conflicts endure across the centuries, while others become dimly remembered ancient struggles among forgotten peoples? Is nationalism really the powerful force that it appeared to be in the 1990s? In this wide-ranging and readable set of essays, Charles King examines the conceptual intersection of nationalist ideology, social violence, and the political transformation of Europe and Eurasia over the last two decades. The end of communism seemed to usher in a period of radical change-an era of "extreme politics" that pitted nations, ethnic groups, and violent entrep.

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It is a breathtaking and almost encyclopaedic review of the literature on nationalism, social violence, and the particularities of Eastern Europe in relation to those issues. Oscar Pardo, University Read more...

 
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