Beyond Nationalism and the Nation-State: Radical Approaches to Nation

Ilker Corut* (Editor), J.P. Jongerden* (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book centers on one fundamental question: is it possible to imagine a progressive sense of nation? Rooted in historic and contemporary social struggles, the chapters in this collection examine what a progressive sense of nation might look like, with authors exploring the theory and practice of the nation beyond nationalism.
The book is written against the background of rising authoritarian-nationalist movements globally over the last few decades, where many countries have witnessed the dramatic escalation of ethnic-nationalist parties impacting and changing mainstream politics and normalizing anti-immigration, anti-democratic and Islamophobic discourse. This volume discusses viable alternatives for nationalism, which is inherently exclusionary, exploring the possibility of a type of nation-based politics which does not follow the principles of nationalism.
With its focus on nationalism, politics and social struggles, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political and social sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)9781003008842
ISBN (Print)9780367684020, 9780367443016
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2021


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