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Containing Nationalism

Michael Hechter


Nationalism has become a prevalent source of conflict and violence in the world. Scholarship has provided scant guidance about the prospect of containing its dark side. Departing from the usual practice of considering only a few examples of nationalism drawn from a limited geographical and historical canvas, this book is based on fundamental theoretical ideas about the formation and solidarity of groups. More specifically, Containing Nationalism offers a unified explanation of nationalism across the broad sweep of time and space. Among other things, it explains why nationalism is largely confi ... More

Keywords: direct rule, federalism, group solidarity, indirect rule, multicultural societies, nationalism, self‐determination, state formation, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247516
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019924751X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hechter, author
Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
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