Nation Building and Identity in the Post Soviet Space

Author: Rico Isaacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317090199
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Political Science

Nation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth case studies from countries throughout the post-Soviet space it compares various aspects of nation-building and identity formation projects. Approaching the issue from a variety of disciplines, and geographical areas, contributors illustrate chapter by chapter how different state and non-state actors utilise traditional instruments of nation-construction in new ways while also developing non-traditional tools and strategies to provide a contemporary account of how nation-formation efforts evolve and diverge.

Nation building and Identities in Post Soviet Societies

Author: Andrea Friedli
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643802187
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Former Soviet republics

Research by social scientists on multicultural and multilingual post-Soviet societies is manifold. However, there rarely exists a dialogue between academic fields, traditions and ideologies. This book critically reunites different academic generations and traditions, different disciplines, and different geographical and cultural backgrounds by keeping the plurality of the approaches. The contributions discuss the roles of ideologies, education, and ethnic, linguistic, and religious identities in the post-Soviet nation-building processes. The included case studies show continuities and discontinuities in the ideological and political aspects of nation-building and identity management in post-Soviet societies. (Series: Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology / Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien, Vol. 47) [Subject: Social Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Soviet Union]

Identity and Nation Building in Everyday Post Socialist Life

Author: Abel Polese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351735438
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Social Science

This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane practices is a meaningful and useful way of understanding the socio-political processes of identity formation both at the top and bottom level of a state. The book covers a wide range of countries including the Baltic States, Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and considers “everyday” banal practices, including those related to consumption, kinship, embodiment, mobility, music, and the use of objects and artifacts. Overall, the book draws on, and contributes to, theory; and shows how the process of nation-building is not just undertaken by formal actors, such as the state, its institutions and political elites.

Crises in the Post Soviet Space

Author: Felix Jaitner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351234443
Release Date: 2018-06-13
Genre: Political Science

The breakup of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new states and territorial conflicts of different levels of intensity. Scrutinising the post?Soviet period, this volume offers explanations for both the frequency and the intensity of crises in the region. This book argues that the societies which emerged in the post-Soviet space share characteristic features, and that the instability and conflict-prone nature of the Soviet Union’s successor states can be explained by analysing the post-independence history of the region and linking it to the emergence of overlapping economic, political and violent crises (called 'Intersecting Crises Phenomena’). Transformation itself is shown to be a decisive process and, while acknowledging specific national and regional characteristics and differences, the authors demonstrate its shared impact. This comparison across countries and over time presents patterns of crisis and crisis management common to all the successor states. It disentangles the process, highlighting the multifaceted features of post-Soviet crises and draws upon the concept of crisis to determine the tipping points of post-Soviet development. Especially useful for scholars and students dealing with the Soviet successor states, this book should also prove interesting to those researching in the fields of communist and post?communist Studies, Eurasian politics, international relations and peace and conflict studies.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349514
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Explaining Post Soviet Patchworks The political economy of regions regimes and republics

Author: Klaus Segbers
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: NWU:35556032372435
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

Based on extensive research, this trilogy provides new insights into Post-Soviet transformations without taking refuge in the traditional assumption that Russia is unique. Using powerful analytical tools, this trilogy marks the re-integration of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) into the main current of political science. An invaluable resource for all those interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet states.This third volume addresses the important regional dimension of the Russian Federation. The basic point of departure for all analyses is how regions and regional institutions deal with the global and local, past and present. It also presents new material on geography, competition and conflict, individual regions and the development of political institutions and federalism.This volume will be of particular interest to students, researchers, journalists and decision-makers whose focus is on politics, international relations, economics, social policy and sociology in Russia and the Post-Soviet states.

Explaining Post Soviet Patchworks Political economy of regions regimes and republics

Author: Klaus Segbers
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 0754616355
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

Based on extensive research, this trilogy provides new insights into Post-Soviet transformations without taking refuge in the traditional assumption that Russia is unique. Using powerful analytical tools, this trilogy marks the re-integration of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) into the main current of political science. An invaluable resource for all those interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet states.This third volume addresses the important regional dimension of the Russian Federation. The basic point of departure for all analyses is how regions and regional institutions deal with the global and local, past and present. It also presents new material on geography, competition and conflict, individual regions and the development of political institutions and federalism.This volume will be of particular interest to students, researchers, journalists and decision-makers whose focus is on politics, international relations, economics, social policy and sociology in Russia and the Post-Soviet states.

Die Erfindung der Nation

Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 3593377292
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

Nach Benedict Anderson gibt es keine Nationen, die "Nation" ist eine Erfindung, ein Modell, das nur in bestimmten historischen Konstellationen möglich war. Er löste damit Debatten aus, die bis heute nicht abgeschlossen sind. Beim ersten Erscheinen der deutschen Ausgabe 1988 wurde Anderson vorgeworfen, dass seine Perspektive außereuropäisch und kulturanthropologisch sei. Heute macht gerade das den Reiz des Buches aus.

Crises and Conflicts in Post socialist Societies

Author: Sabine Fischer
Publisher: Ibidem
ISBN: UOM:39015079265461
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Ethnicity

Post-socialist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe have been characterised by historically shaped crises and conflicts on all levels of political, economic and societal life. Minority and ethno-political conflicts, many of them currently at a stalemate, have severely hampered state-building and societal stability and continue to do so. Contradictory interpretations of history prevent societies from forging a common identity and thus impede nation-building processes. Political and social identities exert an important influence on democratic and socioeconomic transformation processes. Taken together, the contributions in this volume reflect the wide variety of challenges and conflicts linked to ethnic, national, political, social and gender identities in post-socialist societies in Central and Eastern Europe. They not only serve to illustrate the significant differences among post-socialist transformations, but also highlight the variety of theoretical concepts and methodological approaches that can be used to analyse identity, its change and impact on societal developments.This book presents some of the best papers presented at the Changing Europe Summer School on "Crises and Conflicts in Eastern European States and Societies: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones for Democratisation?" held in Warsaw in September 2007.

Language and Nation

Author: Guri Ellen Barstad
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830984979
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies on the relation between language, identity and nation (building) represent a long tradition in linguistic, cultural and political research. In this interdisciplinary anthology, we focus on different aspects of how language is used to shape a nation; by retaining a national identity in the context of emigration, by measures taken to change an existing nation into a new one, by introducing a discourse designed to re-establish a putatively lost nation. Finally, we discuss how nation and identity are shaped in a modern multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural society. The anthology contains articles in English, French and German from political science, history, linguistics, literature and translatology and is written by researchers based in Finland, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom.