Korean Nationalism Betrayed by Sungkyunkwan University. Translated by Han Do-Hyun Academy

By Sungkyunkwan University. Translated by Han Do-Hyun Academy of Korean Studies, & Pankaj Mohan University of Sydney Seo Joong-Seok

Written via Joong- Seok website positioning, an eminent Korean historian and a philosopher of infrequent originality, this publication examines the tumultuous historical past of recent Korea from the viewpoint of nationalism. in keeping with the author's vast study and wide-ranging event, the booklet is going to the guts of serious wondering concerning the political makes use of and abuses of nationalism via the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea. certainly, "Korean Nationalism Betrayed" fills a yawning hole within the Western knowing of the authoritarian political constitution of South Korea (1948-1988) that manipulated and distorted nationalism by way of picking it with ultra-right anti-communism. the writer presents a suite of thought-provoking and compelling arguments opposed to the assumptions of the chilly struggle, attributing the continuing weather of hysteria and antagonism among the 2 Koreas to the tenacity of a chilly battle frame of mind. He strains the basis of the tragedy of nationwide department to the failure of Korean nationalism, and places ahead a compelling case for overcoming the legacy of polarized ideological stance, according to chilly struggle ideology and embracing a coverage of reconciliation and cooperation through each side.

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The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to by Shlomo Sand

By Shlomo Sand

What's a place of origin, and whilst does it develop into a countrywide territory? Why have such a lot of humans been prepared to die for them through the 20th century? what's the essence of the Promised Land?Following the acclaimed and debatable Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has turn into the positioning of the longest operating nationwide fight of the twentieth-century. The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that proceed to suffocate it. Sand’s account dissects the idea that of ‘historical correct’ and tracks the discovery of the fashionable geopolitical thought of the ‘Land of Israel’ via 19th cntury Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not just facilitated the colonization of the center East and the institution of the nation of israel; it's also what's threatening the life of the Jewish kingdom at the present time.

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In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in by M. Laruelle

By M. Laruelle

This ebook deconstructs the equation of nationalism with the intense correct in Russia.Nationalism now extends all through all ofthe countryand cannot be noticeable as a phenomenon limited to the margins of society. This learn rejects the translation that is familiar with Kremlin-backed patriotism as easily a part of a fascist pattern in Russia and as a rapprochement among the political experts and the extraordinary correct. A simplistic research of the sort of paradoxical phenomenon addresses neither the fundamental factor of social consensus nor that of the inherent courting among nationwide identification and citizenship.

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Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives (3rd by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

By Thomas Hylland Eriksen

In Ethnicity and Nationalism, Thomas Hylland Eriksen demonstrates that faraway from being an immutable estate of teams, ethnicity is a dynamic and moving point of social relationships. Drawing on a variety of vintage and up to date reviews in anthropology and sociology, Eriksen examines the connection among ethnicity, classification, gender and nationhood, in addition to present problems with racism, globalization and multiculturalism. Influential theories are awarded and severely in comparison in a lucid and finished demeanour. A middle textual content for all scholars of social anthropology and comparable topics, Ethnicity and Nationalism has been a number one creation to the sphere when you consider that its unique booklet in 1993. New subject matters during this variation comprise cultural estate rights, the function of genetics within the public realizing of identity, commercialisation of id, and the importance of the web.

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The Post-Soviet Wars by Christoph Zurcher

By Christoph Zurcher

The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the equipped violence within the Caucusus sector, 4 key parts: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan. Zürcher's target is to appreciate the starting place and nature of the violence in those areas, the reaction and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the ensuing results, all with a watch towards knowing why a few conflicts became violent, while others now not. significantly, in Dagestan genuine violent clash has now not erupted, an exception of political balance for the sector. The publication presents a quick historical past of the zone, rather the cave in of the Soviet Union and the ensuing adjustments that happened within the wake of this toppling. Zürcher rigorously appears on the stipulations inside of each one sector -- monetary, ethnic, non secular, and political -- to make feel of why a few became to violent clash and a few didn't and what the way forward for the sector may portend.

This vital quantity offers either an outline of the zone that's either up to date and complete in addition to an obtainable figuring out of the present scholarship on mobilization and violence.

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100 Days of Hope and Fear: How Scotland's Referendum was by David Torrance

By David Torrance

Was once it easily a victory for worry over hope?
How did the higher jointly crusade come so as regards to wasting it?
How did the certain crusade come so as regards to profitable it?

What can the folk of Scotland – and different aspirant international locations – examine from this seismic democratic occasion? Scotland’s independence referendum on 18 September 2014 was once the main major poll in Scotland’s heritage. The a hundred days as much as 18 September was once the respectable crusade interval and the world’s media used to be looking at. David Torrance was once there all through, in entrance of the cameras, at the radio, within the newspapers, on the debates and gatherings, aware of a number of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings.

A passionate federalist at center, defined disparagingly via the outgoing First Minister as ‘Tory-leaning’, Torrance made a valiant try and stay ‘professionally neutral’ all through. His statement and research because the crusade went via its many twists and turns was once continuously insightful, if no longer continuously popular.

'Reading this diary again throughout the modifying strategy it was once transparent that, like (Nate) Silver (the US polling guru whose view used to be that the convinced crusade had nearly no probability of victory), I bought loads of issues incorrect (including the most likely margin of victory) but in addition many stuff commonly right. a minimum of i will be able to plead, as reporters frequently do, that i used to be most likely correct on the time.'

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A Theory of Secession by Christopher Heath Wellman

By Christopher Heath Wellman

Providing an unapologetic safety of definitely the right to secede, Christopher Heath Wellman argues that any staff has an ethical correct to secede so long as its political divorce will go away it and the rest kingdom able to practice the considered necessary political capabilities. He explains that there's not anything contradictory approximately valuing valid states, whereas allowing their department. hence, if one values self-determination, then one has sturdy cause to finish that folks have a correct to figure out their political obstacles.

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The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics: by Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Abel Polese

By Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Abel Polese

Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Abel Polese (eds.)

During the 1st decade of the twenty first century, a extraordinary phenomenon swept in the course of the former Soviet Union altering the political, social and cultural panorama. Popularly often called the ‘Colour Revolutions’, those non-violent protests overthrew autocratic regimes in 3 post-soviet republics: the Georgian Rose Revolution (2003), the Ukrainian Orange Revolution (2004) and the Kyrgyzstani Tulip Revolution (2005). This publication examines the importance of those regime-change methods for the post-soviet global specifically and for worldwide politics within the twenty first century.

Engaging comprehensively with the previous Soviet republics, the individuals to this ebook ask why there wasn’t a revolution in a post-Soviet republic equivalent to Russia, regardless of it appears beneficial stipulations. additionally they discover the conditions that ensured a few post-soviet international locations underwent a profitable color revolution while others didn't. deciding upon the stipulations for profitable color revolutions, this ebook asks even if there's a progressive blueprint that could be exported to different components worldwide which are below autocratic rule. rigorously contemplating the ideologies of the post-Soviet ruling regimes, this publication demonstrates the style wherein political elites built-in nationalism, authoritarianism and populism into public debates. It analyzes the various anti-regime routine, discussing the standards that resulted in the increase of such factions and outlining how those competition teams have been constituted and operated. moreover, it assesses the influence of exterior forces together with the impression of america, the ecu and Russia. by way of interpreting the color revolution phenomenon in its entirety, this publication marks an important contribution to either our micro and macro realizing of this tide of transformation.


Introduction: whats in a color? – Donnacha Ó Beacháin and Abel Polese, half I - The spreading of color revolutions: achievements and bounds, Georgia - Francoise Companjen, Ukraine - Nathaniel Copsey, Kyrgyzstan – David Lewis, Moldova – Ryan Patrick Kennedy, Armenia - Mikayel Zolyan, Azerbaijan - Vicken Cheterian, half II – Antidotes for the colored virus: the regimes strike again, Belarus – Ustina Marcus, Russia – Thomas Ambrosio, Uzbekistan – Matteo Fumagalli and Simon Tordjman, Tajikistan – Robert Kevlihan and Amri Sherzamonov, Kazakhstan – Rico Isaacs, Turkmenistan - Donnacha Ó Beacháin, end - Donnacha Ó Beacháin and Abel Polese.

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