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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theories of Nationalism

A Critical Introduction

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137411150
Publication Date April 2017
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

This widely-used and highly-acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the practical outworking of theory in the contemporary politics of nationalism.

Umut Özkırımlı is Professor of Political Science at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University. 

1. Introduction
2. Discourses and Debates on Nationalism
3. Primordialism/Perennialism
4. Modernism
5. Ethnosymbolism
6. Contemporary Approaches to Nationalism
7. Nationalism: Theory and Practice.


Umut Özkirimli has again extended, updated and deepened his invaluable survey of the major debates on nationalism. It not only surveys the debates which shaped the development of 'nationalism studies' but also locates their limits within the historical context in which they were developed.' – John Breuilly, Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Nationalism, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
'In this revised edition, Umut Özkirimli proves again his nuanced and comprehensive approach to the study of nationalism and his comprehensive knowledge of the ongoing debates on the issue.' – Nira Yuval-Davis, Director of the Research Centre on Migration Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at The University of East London, UK
'In its third edition, Umut Özkirimli's Theories of Nationalism is still the best survey of the field available. It also offers original insights and helpful accounts of not just the differences among theories but some of the reasons for them. ' — Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute, USA and Centennial Professor, London School of Economics, UK
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