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Nationalism and International Society

Nationalism and International Society

  • Author: James Mayall
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521389617
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 175
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What is meant by international society? On what principles is the notion of international society based? How has the notion of nationalism influenced its evolution? In this book James Mayall addresses these questions and sheds important new light upon the issues of nation and international society by bringing together subjects which have hitherto been examined separately. Mayall locates his study within a theoretical discussion of the relationship between the ideas of nationalism and international society, maintaining that it is one of challenge and accommodation. He then explores three central issues. First, the manner in which nationalism has created new states and pushed the boundaries of international society outwards. Second, how the confrontation between nationalist and liberal ideas about international economic relations has impelled state activity downward into the lives of ordinary people and outward into the international political economy. And third, the way Third World nationalism has reacted against the postwar international economic order but has been unable to alter it in its favour. Nationalism and international society will be of interest to specialists and students of international relations with special reference to nationalism and sovereignty, and to modern historians of world order, decolonisation and economic nationalism.

Religion and Nationalism in Global Perspective

Religion and Nationalism in Global Perspective

  • Author: J. Christopher Soper,Joel S. Fetzer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107189438
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Offers a new framework for understanding how religion and nationalism interact across diverse countries and religious traditions.

How Solidarity Works for Welfare

How Solidarity Works for Welfare

Subnationalism and Social Development in India

  • Author: Prerna Singh
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316299457
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Why are some places in the world characterized by better social service provision and welfare outcomes than others? In a world in which millions of people, particularly in developing countries, continue to lead lives plagued by illiteracy and ill-health, understanding the conditions that promote social welfare is of critical importance to political scientists and policy makers alike. Drawing on a multi-method study, from the late-nineteenth century to the present, of the stark variations in educational and health outcomes within a large, federal, multiethnic developing country - India - this book develops an argument for the power of collective identity as an impetus for state prioritization of social welfare. Such an argument not only marks an important break from the dominant negative perceptions of identity politics but also presents a novel theoretical framework to understand welfare provision.

International Practices

International Practices

  • Author: Emanuel Adler,Vincent Pouliot
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501585
  • Category: Political Science
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It is in and through practices - deeds that embody shared intersubjective knowledge - that social life is organized, that subjectivities are constituted and that history unfolds. One can think of dozens of different practices (from balancing, to banking or networking) which constitute the social fabric of world politics. This book brings together leading scholars in fields from international law and humanitarianism to nuclear deterrence and the UN to provide effective new tools to understand a range of pressing issues of the era of globalization. As an entry point to the study of world politics, the concept of practice accommodates a variety of perspectives in a coherent yet flexible fashion and opens the door to much needed interdisciplinary research in international relations. International Practices crystallizes the authors' past research on international practices into a common effort to turn the study of practice into a novel research program in international relations.

The Social Construction of the Ocean

The Social Construction of the Ocean

  • Author: Philip E. Steinberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521010573
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 239
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This 2001 book discusses the changing uses, regulations and representation of the sea from 1450 to now.

National Identity and Foreign Policy

National Identity and Foreign Policy

Nationalism and Leadership in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

  • Author: Ilya Prizel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521576970
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 443
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This book is based on the premise that the foreign policy of any country is heavily influenced by a society's evolving notions of itself. Applying his analysis to Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, the author argues that national identity is an ever-changing concept, influenced by internal and external events, and by the manipulation of a polity's collective memory. The interaction of the narrative of a society and its foreign policy is therefore paramount. This is especially the case in East-Central Europe, where political institutions are weak, and social coherence remains subject to the vagaries of the concept of nationhood. Ilya Prizel's study will be of interest to students of nationalism, as well as of foreign policy and politics in East-Central Europe.

Constructivism in International Relations

Constructivism in International Relations

The Politics of Reality

  • Author: Maja Zehfuss
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521894661
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 289
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Maja Zehfuss' book offers a fundamental critique of constructivism, focusing on the work of Wendt, Onuf and Kratochwil. Using Germany's shift towards participation in international military operations as an illustration, she demonstrates why each version of constructivism fails in its own project and comes apart on the basis of its own assumptions. Inspired by Derridean thought, this book highlights the political consequences of constructivist representations of reality. Each critique concludes that constructivist notions of key concepts are impossible, and that this is not merely a question of theoretical inconsistency, but of politics. The book is premised on the notion that the 'empirical' and the 'theoretical' are less separate than is acknowledged in international relations, and must be read as intertwined. Zehfuss examines the scholars' role in international relations, worrying that, by looking to constructivism as the future, they will be severely curtailing their ability to act responsibly in this area.

The Global Transformation

The Global Transformation

  • Author: Barry Buzan,George Lawson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107035570
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
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This book shows how the political, economic, military and cultural revolutions of the nineteenth century shaped modern international relations.

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Tolerance without Liberalism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1107119146
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Peace and War

Peace and War

Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989

  • Author: Kalevi Jaakko Holsti
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521399296
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 379
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Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years.

Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism

Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism

Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire

  • Author: Adria K. Lawrence
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107434688
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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During the first half of the twentieth century, movements seeking political equality emerged in France's overseas territories. Within twenty years, they were replaced by movements for national independence in the majority of French colonies, protectorates, and mandates. In this pathbreaking study of the decolonization era, Adria Lawrence asks why elites in French colonies shifted from demands for egalitarian and democratic reforms to calls for independent statehood, and why mass mobilization for independence emerged where and when it did. Lawrence shows that nationalist discourses became dominant as a consequence of the failure of the reform agenda. Where political rights were granted, colonial subjects opted for further integration and reform. Contrary to conventional accounts, nationalism was not the only or even the primary form of anti-colonialism. Lawrence shows further that mass nationalist protest occurred only when and where French authority was disrupted. Imperial crises were the cause, not the result, of mass protest.

The Trouble with the Congo

The Trouble with the Congo

Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

  • Author: Séverine Autesserre
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521191009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 311
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The Trouble with the Congo suggests a new explanation for international peacebuilding failures in civil wars. Drawing from more than 330 interviews and a year and a half of field research, it develops a case study of the international intervention during the Democratic Republic of the Congo's unsuccessful transition from war to peace and democracy (2003-2006). Grassroots rivalries over land, resources, and political power motivated widespread violence. However, a dominant peacebuilding culture shaped the intervention strategy in a way that precluded action on local conflicts, ultimately dooming the international efforts to end the deadliest conflict since World War II. Most international actors interpreted continued fighting as the consequence of national and regional tensions alone. UN staff and diplomats viewed intervention at the macro levels as their only legitimate responsibility. The dominant culture constructed local peacebuilding as such an unimportant, unfamiliar, and unmanageable task that neither shocking events nor resistance from select individuals could convince international actors to reevaluate their understanding of violence and intervention.

Incitement on Trial

Incitement on Trial

Prosecuting International Speech Crimes

  • Author: Richard Ashby Wilson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110710310X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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This book explains why international criminal tribunals struggle to monitor inciting speech, and proposes a model of prevention and punishment.

National Identities and International Relations

National Identities and International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316721078
  • Category: Political Science
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Identity is the master variable for many constructivist scholars of international politics. In this comparative study, Richard Ned Lebow shows that states do not have identities any more than people do. Leaders, peoples, and foreign actors seek to impose national identifications consistent with their political projects and psychological needs. These identifications are multiple, fluid and rise in importance as a function of priming and context. Leaders are at least as likely to invoke national identifications as rationalizations for policies pursued for other reasons as they are to be influenced by them. National identifications are nevertheless important because they invariably stress the alleged uniqueness of a people and its country, and are a principal means of seeking status and building self-esteem. Lebow tracks the relative appeal of these principles, the ways in which they are constructed, how they influence national identifications, and how they in turn affect regional and international practices.

Palaces of Hope

Palaces of Hope

The Anthropology of Global Organizations

  • Author: Ronald Niezen,Maria Sapignoli
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108107788
  • Category: Law
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This volume assembles in one place the work of scholars who are making key contributions to a new approach to the United Nations, and to global organizations and international law more generally. Anthropology has in recent years taken on global organizations as a legitimate source of its subject matter. The research that is being done in this field gives a human face to these world-reforming institutions. Palaces of Hope demonstrates that these institutions are not monolithic or uniform, even though loosely connected by a common organizational network. They vary above all in their powers and forms of public engagement. Yet there are common threads that run through the studies included here: the actions of global institutions in practice, everyday forms of hope and their frustration, and the will to improve confronted with the realities of nationalism, neoliberalism, and the structures of international power.

Contesting International Society in East Asia

Contesting International Society in East Asia

  • Author: Barry Buzan,Yongjin Zhang
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107077478
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Asks whether a regional international society exists in East Asia and why its existence matters to both regional and global orders.

Jealousy of Trade

Jealousy of Trade

International Competition and the Nation-state in Historical Perspective

  • Author: Istvan Hont
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674010383
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 541
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"The author focuses on Adam Smith and his contemporaries, who pondered these issues, particularly the nature and development of commercial society. They attempted to come to terms with the claim that, on the one hand, the market was a decisive element in economic progress, and, on the other, that its workings depended upon the release of the immoral desires of fallen men and that its consequences were socially and politically destabilizing. Hont reconstructs the salient features of this controversy between the proponents of market sociability and its most trenchant critics. In doing so, he has helped to locate historically the most important arguments at the heart of the emergence of modernity."--Jacket.

A Theory of World Politics

A Theory of World Politics

  • Author: Mathias Albert
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316654303
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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In this book, Mathias Albert develops an ambitious theoretical framework that describes world politics as a specific social system set within the wider political system of world society. Albert's analysis of the historical evolution and contemporary form of world politics takes the theory of social differentiation as its starting point. World politics is a specific, relatively recent form of politics and Albert shows how the development of a distinct system of world politics first began during the long nineteenth century. The book goes on to identify the different forms of social differentiation that underlie the variety of contemporary forms of organizing political authority in world politics. Employing sociological and historical perspectives, A Theory of World Politics also reflects critically on its relation to accounts of world politics in the field of international relations and will appeal to a wide readership in a range of fields.

Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War

Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War

  • Author: Lars-Erik Cederman,Kristian Skrede Gleditsch,Halvard Buhaug
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107017424
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 259
  • View: 3436
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This book argues that political and economic inequalities following group lines generate grievances that in turn can motivate civil war. Lars-Erik Cederman, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Halvard Buhaug offer a theoretical approach that highlights ethnonationalism and how the relationship between group identities and inequalities are fundamental for successful mobilization to resort to violence. Although previous research highlighted grievances as a key motivation for political violence, contemporary research on civil war has largely dismissed grievances as irrelevant, emphasizing instead the role of opportunities. This book shows that the alleged non-results for grievances in previous research stemmed primarily from atheoretical measures, typically based on individual data. The authors develop new indicators of political and economic exclusion at the group level, and show that these exert strong effects on the risk of civil war. They provide new analyses of the effects of transnational ethnic links and the duration of civil wars, and extended case discussions illustrating causal mechanisms.

Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood

Israel's Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood

  • Author: Idith Zertal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139446624
  • Category: History
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The ghost of the Holocaust is ever present in Israel, in the lives and nightmares of the survivors and in the absence of the victims. In this compelling and disturbing analysis, Idith Zertal, a leading member of the new generation of revisionist historians in Israel, considers the ways Israel has used the memory of the Holocaust to define and legitimize its existence and politics. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author exposes the pivotal role of the Holocaust in Israel's public sphere, in its project of nation building, its politics of power and its perception of the conflict with the Palestinians. She argues that the centrality of the Holocaust has led to a culture of death and victimhood that permeates Israel's society and self-image. For the updated paperback edition of the book, Tony Judt, the world-renowned historian and political commentator, has contributed a foreword in which he writes of Zertal's courage, the originality of her work, and the 'unforgiving honesty with which she looks at the moral condition of her own country'.