Nationalist Voices in Jordan: The Street and the State by Betty S. Anderson

By Betty S. Anderson

In accordance with traditional knowledge, the nationwide identification of the Jordanian country was once outlined by way of the ruling Hashemite kinfolk, which has ruled the rustic because the Nineteen Twenties. yet this view overlooks the numerous position that the "Arab street"--in this situation, traditional Jordanians and Palestinians--played and keeps to play in defining nationwide id in Jordan and the Fertile Crescent as an entire. certainly, as this pathfinding learn makes transparent, "the highway" at least the nation has been an incredible actor within the technique of state construction within the heart East in the course of and after the colonial period. during this booklet, Betty Anderson examines the actions of the Jordanian nationwide stream (JNM), a suite of leftist political events that labored to advertise pan-Arab team spirit and oppose the continuation of a separate Jordanian nation from the Twenties throughout the Nineteen Fifties. utilizing fundamental resources together with memoirs, interviews, poetry, textbooks, and newspapers, in addition to archival files, she exhibits how the growth of schooling, new jobs within the private and non-private sectors, alterations in fiscal relationships, the institution of nationwide militaries, and the explosion of media retailers all converged to supply traditional Jordanians and Palestinians (who have been below the Jordanian executive on the time) another feel of nationwide id. Anderson convincingly demonstrates that key parts of the JNM's pan-Arab imaginative and prescient and ambitions encouraged and have been eventually followed by means of the Hashemite elite, although the move itself was once politically defeated in 1957. (200509)

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Conceiving a Nation: The Development of Political Discourse by Mira Morgenstern

By Mira Morgenstern

Current conflicts in either nationwide and overseas arenas have undermined the normal, natural thought of nationhood as conventionally espoused within the 19th century. Conceiving a kingdom argues that the fashionable knowing of the state as a contested concept—as the made from a fluid and ongoing strategy of negotiation open to a variety of livable solutions—is really rooted within the Bible.

This booklet attracts consciousness to the contribution that the Bible makes to political discourse in regards to the state. The Bible is especially well matched to this open-ended discourse as a result of its personal nature as a textual content whose ambiguity and laconic caliber render it consistently open to new interpretations and acceptable to altering conditions. The Bible bargains a pluralistic figuring out of alternative types of political improvement for various countries, and it depicts changing ideas of nationwide id over the years.

In this publication, Morgenstern reads the Bible because the resource of a dynamic critique of the information which are conventionally thought of to be basic to nationwide id, treating in successive chapters the ethnic (Ruth), the cultural (Samson), the political (Jotham), and the territorial (Esther). all through, she explores a few universal issues, corresponding to the connection of ladies to political authority and the “strangeness” of Israelite political life. within the end, she elucidates how biblical research can reduction in reputation of contemporary claims to nationhood.

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Nationalism and European integration: the need for new by Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Andrzej Marcin Suszycki

By Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Andrzej Marcin Suszycki

Nationalism has lengthy excited debate in political and social sciences and nonetheless continues to be a key box of study between historians, anthropologists, sociologists, in addition to political scientists. for the duration of the eu integration, and especially as a result fresh main issue of the ecu structure, it has turn into one of many serious media matters. There are, besides the fact that, unusually few reports that learn the connection among nationalism and eu integration.
This quantity is a set of essays by way of a multinational staff of authors - from Germany, Poland, nice Britain, Canada, Turkey, the U.S. and Belgium - who research the hyperlink among nationalism and eu integration utilizing comparisons and in-depth research, by utilizing the institutional process, the actor-centered procedure, in addition to the discourse research or multivariate regression analysis.
Some subject matters of debate contain the EU-enlargement as a mobilizing agent for nationalism, a ground-breaking speculation within the examine of nationalism, the impact of Europeanization at the nationalist events in chosen european member states in addition to the idea that of nationalism as a modernizing undertaking within the post-modern ecu Union, and the query of either the destructive implications of the nationalism discourse and the antithetical development of the nationwide and ecu identities

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Nationalism in Europe: 1850 to the Present by Stuart Woolf

By Stuart Woolf

Nationalism is nearly most unlikely to not establish oneself with a geographical region, and but nationalism is traditionally a contemporary phenomenon. This reader of vintage texts attracts on authors spanning a chronological interval and from quite a few ecu nations - together with John Stuart Mill and Otto Bauer - to discover the subject matter of nationalism in Europe. It presents texts lengthy sufficient for the undergraduate pupil to check seriously, and makes to be had the important construction blocks for theoretical dialogue.

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Dreams of a More Perfect Union by Rogan Kersh

By Rogan Kersh

In a brilliantly conceived and skillfully written booklet, Rogan Kersh investigates the belief of nationwide union within the usa. for a lot of the interval among the colonial period and the past due 19th century, he exhibits, "union" used to be the imperative rhetorical capacity in which american citizens expressed shared beliefs and a typical identification with out invoking robust nationalism or centralized governance. via his exploration of ways americans as soon as succeeded in uniting a various and fragmented citizenry, Kersh revives a long-forgotten resource of U.S. nationwide identification.

Why and the way did american citizens understand themselves as one humans from the early background of the republic? How did African americans and others on the margins of U.S. civic tradition observe this idea of union? Why did the time period disappear from vernacular after the Eighties? In his look for solutions, Kersh employs a variety of tools, together with political-theory research of writings via James Madison, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln and empirical research drawing on his personal wide database of yank newspapers. The author's findings are persuasive--and usually impressive. One fascinating improvement, for example, was once a robust resurgence of union emotions between Southerners--including favourite former secessionists--after the Civil warfare.

With its interesting and novel process, desires of a extra ideal Union deals priceless insights approximately American political historical past, specifically the increase of nationalism and federalism. both vital, the author's shut retracing of the non secular, institutional, and different issues coloring the advance of unionist notion unveils new wisdom concerning the origination and transmittal of rules in a polity.

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The Ukrainian Question: Russian Nationalism in the 19th by Alexei Miller

By Alexei Miller

This pioneering paintings treats the Ukrainian query in Russian imperial coverage and its value for the intelligentsia of the empire. Miller units the Russian Empire within the context of modernizing and sometimes nationalizing nice strength states and discusses the method of incorporating the Ukraine, greater often called "Little Russia" in that point, into the Romanov Empire within the past due 18th and nineteenth centuries. This territorial growth developed right into a festival of together particular innovations of Russian and Ukrainian nation-building initiatives

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Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in by Eiichiro Azuma

By Eiichiro Azuma

The incarceration of jap american citizens has been discredited as an important blemish in American democratic culture. Accompanying this view is the belief that the ethnic team held unqualified allegiance to the us. among Empires probes the complexities of prewar eastern the United States to teach how jap in the USA held an in-between house among the USA and the empire of Japan, among American nationality and jap racial id.

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