By Mitchell Young, Eric Zuelow, Andreas Sturm
This quantity makes a different contribution to the literature on countries and nationalism through interpreting why international locations stay a colourful and robust social cohesive regardless of the specter of globalization. despite predictions forecasting the death of the geographical region within the international period, the state persists as a big resource of identification, group, and collective reminiscence for many of the world's inhabitants. greater than easily a corrective to the numerous scholarly yet untimely epitaphs for the countryside, this booklet explains the ongoing well-being of countries within the face of looming threats. The participants comprise major specialists within the box, resembling Anthony D. Smith, William Safran, Edward Tiryakian in addition to more youthful students, whom undertake a number of methods starting from theoretical to empirical and ancient to sociological, with a view to discover either the explanations that international locations proceed to stay important and the mechanisms that aid perpetuate them. The e-book contains case experiences on eire, Thailand, Poland, the Baltic States, Croatia and Jordan. Nationalism in a world period can be of significant curiosity to scholars and researchers of foreign politics, sociology, nationalism and ethnicity.