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Right-sizing the state : the politics of moving borders

Author: Brendan O'Leary
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English

A leading group of scholars examine the circumstances under which central states might change their shape in responding to ethnic upheavals and regionalist demands. A systematic approach is applied  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan O'Leary
ISBN: 0199244901 9780199244904
OCLC Number: 177342579
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 2001.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The Elements of Right-Sizing and Right-Peopling the State ; 3. Thresholds of Opportunity and Barriers to Change in the Right-sizing of States ; 4. From Reshaping to Resizing a Failing State? The Case of the Congo/Zaire ; 5. Resizing and Reshaping the State: India from Partition to the Present ; 6. The Negotiable State: Borders and Power-Struggles in Pakistan ; 7. Reifying Boundaries, Fetishising the Nation: Soviet Legacies and Elite legitimacy in Post-Soviet States ; 8. Turkey's Kurdish Problem: Borders, Identity and Hegemony ; 9. Manufacturing Identity and Managing Kurds in Iraq ; 10. Indigestible Lands? Comparing the Fates of Western Sahara and East Timor ; 11. Right-Sizing Over the Jordan: The Politics of Down-Sizing Borders ; 12. 'Right-Sizing' or 'Right-Shaping'? Politics, Ethnicity and Territory in Plural Societies ; 13. Conclusion: Right-Sizing and the Alignment of States and Collective Identities
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: ed. by Brendan O'Leary ...


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