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State collapse and the rise of identity politics

Dodge, Toby (2010) State collapse and the rise of identity politics. In: Montserrat, Gibernau and Rex, John, (eds.) The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration. Polity Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 110-124. ISBN 9780745647012

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Abstract

The second edition of The Ethnicity Reader offers a comprehensive and engaging selection of readings for students of sociology, politics, international relations and race relations. Updated with a large proportion of new readings and extended editorial summaries, the reader analyses the ethnic component present in nationalism, multiculturalism and migration, making it indispensable to those seeking to understand the relevance of ethnicity as one of the most prominent forces in the modern world. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the selections included examine theories of nationalism and consider issues of ethnic integration and conflict in the USA, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Quebec and Catalonia among other countries and regions. The concept of ethnicity, however, is discussed not only in relation to group rights in existing nation-states: many of the selections deal with the role of ethnicity in groups which are not nationalist at all but for which ethnicity is an important factor in the process of migration, extending the focus to transnational communities in a globalized world.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.polity.co.uk
Additional Information: © 2010 Polity
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 13:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38852/

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