The Nation and Nationalism in Europe

An Introduction

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Andrzej Marcin Suszycki

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Combining a theoretical overview with empirical evidence, this textbook analyses and compares nationalism in Western and Eastern Europe. Split into three parts, it first discusses a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including the controversial issue of theoretical dichotomy (civic versus ethnic nationalism). The second part argues variously that nationalism is an ideology, a social movement and an attitude, and applies these to sub-state and central-state nationalism. The final part looks at European nationalism in practice, offering new empirical findings from both in-depth single country cases and cross-country comparisons.

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Part I: The Nation: Introduction
1. The Nation: Which kind of political community?
2. The Ethnic Nation
3. The Civic Nation
4. Alternative approaches
5. Primordial phenomenon or modern phenomenon?
6. Denationalisation through globalisation?
Part II: Nationalism: Definitions and functions
7. Macro-nationalism: Nationalism as ideology
8. Meso-nationalism as social movement
9. Micro-nationalism as attitude
10. Typologies of nationalism
11. Nationalism: good or evil? Liberal versus illiberal nationalism
Part III: European Nationalism in Practice
12. Western Europe
13. Central and Eastern Europe
14. Nationalism and European integration

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Ireneusz P. Karolewski is Head of the Political Studies Department in the The Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Wrocław. He graduated and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Potsdam in Germany. He was Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Potsdam from 1999 to 2008. He has held guest professorships and fellowships at the Harvard University, the Université de Montréal, Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Lille, the University of California in Santa Barbara and the New York University. He is co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Identity and managing editor of the Annual of European and Global Studies, published by Edinburgh University Press.

Andrzej Marcin Suszycki is Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Potsdam, Germany and a Lecturer in Political Theory and International Relations at the University of Passau, Germany. He is author of /Italienische Osteuropapolitik 1989-2000 (2003).

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