By Tomasz Kamusella, Krzysztof Jaskulowski
After the top of communism and the breakups of the studiously anational polities of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia into successor realms, nationalism and ethnicity again to the fore of foreign politics. prior those forces have been relegated to the again burner of heritage whilst the chilly conflict fight spread out. yet even then the method of decolonization have been none different however the slow globalization of the country and geographical region because the so much valid different types of modern day peoplehood and statehood. at the moment, nationalism is the only uncontested worldwide ideology of statehood legitimization. The ethnic number of this ideology additionally varieties the root upon which stateless teams reinvent themselves as international locations in an effort to have the capacity to lay declare to territorial autonomy or separate statehood.
This quantity inaugurates a brand new Peter Lang ebook sequence, Nationalisms around the Globe, dedicated to those burning matters, which shall impact the close to way forward for the realm. From a geographical standpoint, this assortment focuses mostly on primary and japanese Europe and likewise Southern Africa. considerably it additionally proposes novel theoretical ways to the phenomena of nationalism and ethnicity.