Rowman and Littlefield International
Globalisation of Nationalism

Globalisation of Nationalism

The Motive-Force Behind Twenty-First Century Politics

Edited by Liah Greenfeld

Publication Date: Sep 2016

Pages 328

ECPR Press

Hardback 9781785522147
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Organised as an experiment testing the hypothesis that behind the hottest political issues of the quarter-century after the Cold War lies globalisation of national consciousness, this collection of essays unites authors from the four corners of the world. They focus on democratisation and its failure in Russia, transformations of identity in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, North and South America, and South-East Asia, the rise of militant and political Islam, and the eruption of China onto the world stage. The volume makes the argument that globalisation we are witnessing is, for the most part, the globalisation of competitive and antagonistic nationalism, which spreads to areas where it was not known earlier and into the sphere of religion, ostensibly indifferent to it. Collectively, these essays prove that nationalism remains the organising principle of politics inside nations as well as at transnational and international levels.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Contributors ix

Introduction – Collected Volume as an Experiment xiii

Chapter One – Russia’s Identity of Perpetual Crisis 1

Nina Kruscheva

Chapter Two – The ‘Russian Idea’: A Fragment 17

Dmitry Bykov

Chapter Three – The Construction, Deconstruction and Conflict of

National Identities in Moldova 21

Lee Cojocaru

Chapter Four – A Partnership of Equals or Equal Membership?

Equality and Difference in Multinational States 43

Emmanuel Dalle Mulle

Chapter Five – Political Union Without Territory? Space Representation

and Identity Deficit in the EU 69

Axel Marion

Chapter Six – Identity Technologies and the ‘Nationalism Lite’ of the

European Union 81

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Chapter Seven – Dignity for All: Nationalism in Tanzania 99

Katrina Demulling

Chapter Eight – Quebec and French-Canadian Nationalisms 117

Marc-Olivier Gagné

Chapter Nine – Nationalism in Brazil’s Street Demonstrations of June 2013 137

Leone Campos de Sousa

Chapter Ten – Beyond Nationalism? Reflections on Political Legitimacy

and Contemporary Left-leaning Regimes in Latin America 151

Jonathan Eastwood

Chapter Eleven – Political Islam: From Transnational Movement to

Nationalism … and Back 167

Jocelyne Cesari

Chapter Twelve – Pakistani Nationalism: Land, People, and History 193

Aayesha Noor Mian

Chapter Thirteen – With God on Their Side: The Nationalism of

Contemporary Islamic Extremism 207

Chandler Rosenberger

Chapter Fourteen – Birth and Development of Chinese Nationalism 225

Zu Guo-xia and Wei Wan-lei

Chapter Fifteen – Reunification with Taiwan: An Unexamined Aspect

of Chinese Nationalism 243

Yu Peiji

Chapter Sixteen – ‘One Country, Two Systems’: Politics of

Democratisation and Identities in Hong Kong Since the Handover 267

Yiu Chung Wong

Index 289

A leading scholar on the subject of nationalism since 1992, Liah Greenfeld is best known for illuminating it as the cultural framework of modernity, the foundation of modern society, politics, and the economy. In her numerous publications, including the trilogy consisting of Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity, The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth, and Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience (Harvard University Press, 1992, 2001, and 2013, respectively) she has probed into nationalism’s connections with the most public as well as the most private spheres of modern experience. She teaches at Boston University, holding the position of University Professor and Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology. Between 2010 and 2016, she served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Sciences at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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