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Warfare, nationalism, and globalization

Hutchinson, John ORCID: 0000-0002-2088-8305 (2020) Warfare, nationalism, and globalization. In: Stone, John, Dennis, Rutledge M., Rizova, Polly and Hou, Xiaoshuo, (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, 437 - 455. ISBN 9781119430193

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Identification Number: 10.1002/9781119430452.ch26


This chapter sets out the standard accounts of the relationship between warfare and the state‐ and nation‐formation. It outlines positions that suggest recent trends in warfare and the state system appear to be undermining this relationship, before arguing that nationalism is being transformed but not superseded by contemporary developments. Charles Tilly and Michael Mann in their classic studies argued the modern nation state is a by‐product of rulers’ efforts to acquire the means of war and war is an organizational phenomenon from which the state derived its administrative machinery. Both scholars drew on the substantial historiography on the European “military revolution” of the early modern era, which resulted in new technologies, tactics, and strategies, and a rapid increase in the size of armies relative to the population. W. H. McNeill contended that the World Wars represent the end of the European nation state as a sovereign actor.

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Additional Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 07:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:54

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