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Political construction sites : nation-building in Russia and the post-Soviet states

Author: Pål Kolstø
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
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"After a decade of post-Soviet nation building, certain patterns are emerging and not always the most obvious ones. Some states seem to manage well against high odds, while others appear to be disintegrating or sinking slowly into oblivion. To a remarkable degree the former Soviet republics have chosen different models for their nation-building. Political Construction Sites examines the preconditions for these  Read more...
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Kolstø, Pål.
Political construction sites.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607250617
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pål Kolstø
ISBN: 0813337518 9780813337517 0813337526 9780813337524
OCLC Number: 42913153
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Nation-Building Versus Ethnic Consolidation --
Topics and Cases --
Nation-Building and Social Integration Theory --
Nation-Building Theory --
Social Integration Theory --
Applicability to Non-Western Societies --
Nations and Nation-Building in Eastern Europe --
Applicability to Post-Communist Realities --
Discovering the Centuries-Old State Tradition --
The Baltics --
Ukraine --
Belarus --
Moldova --
Kazakhstan --
Nation, State, and Religion --
Russia --
Orthodox Territorial Churches and Phyletism --
The Orthodox Church in the Baltics --
Orthodox National Churches --
Islam and Nation-Building in Central Asia --
Orthodoxy Versus Islam --
Integration or Alienation? Russians in the Former Soviet Republics --
Not One Diaspora, but Fourteen --
Russia's Policy on the Diaspora Issue --
Reactions and Demands of the Russian Minorities --
The New Russian Diaspora--an Identity of Its Own? --
Nation-Building in Two Bicultural States: Latvia and Kazakhstan --
Latvia --
Kazakhstan --
Two Romanias, Two Moldovas --
Turnabout in Moldovan Nation-Building --
Moldovan Nation-Building and the Non-Moldovans --
Belarus: The Dog That Didn't Bark --
Perestroika and Belarusian Nationalism --
The White Knight Stumbles, Then Falls --
Who Killed the Belarusian National Movement? Three Explanatory Models --
Ukraine: Building a Nation on Marginal Differences --
Ukrainian Regionalism and Nation-Building --
Ukrainian Independence Policy --
Nation-Building After Independence --
Ukrainian Ethnonationalism and Ethnic Consolidation.
Responsibility: Pål Kolstø.
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