Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions 1800 2000

Author: Hans Knippenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401142939
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the birth of a multitude of new state borders. The long-term study of border regions, therefore, is a fascinating subject for geographers, historians, social scientists, and political scientists. The main thesis of this book is that the rise of the modern nation-state reinforced the separating function of state borders by nationalising the people on both sides of it. This process gained strength in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was challenged in the second half of this century by processes of supra-national integration, globalisation and the revolution in communication and transport, as the case studies from different parts of Europe of this book will show. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in geography, history, political sciences, European studies and East-European studies.

Censorship

Author: Derek Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136798641
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Reference

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe

Author: H. Zeynep Bulutgil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316565285
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Political Science

Using a new approach to ethnicity that underscores its relative territoriality, H. Zeynep Bulutgil brings together previously separate arguments that focus on domestic and international factors to offer a coherent theory of what causes ethnic cleansing. The author argues that domestic obstacles based on non-ethnic cleavages usually prevent ethnic cleansing whereas territorial conflict triggers this policy by undermining such obstacles. The empirical analysis combines statistical evaluation based on original data with comprehensive studies of historical cases in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Bosnia, in the 1990s. The findings demonstrate how socio-economic cleavages curb radical factions within dominant groups whereas territorial wars strengthen these factions and pave the way for ethnic cleansing. The author further explores the theoretical and empirical extensions in the context of Africa. Its theoretical novelty and broad empirical scope make this book highly valuable to scholars of comparative and international politics alike.

The European Union and the Member States

Author: Eleanor E. Zeff
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 1588264548
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Exploring the complex relationship between the EU and each of its members, this book covers a range of issues, from economic, social, and environmental, to security, to home and justice affairs. It offers an insightful discussion of the interplay of EU initiatives with strong national policies and traditions.

Choice

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106012887730
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Academic libraries


Finland in the Twentieth Century

Author: D. G. Kirby
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816658021
Release Date: 1980-01-18
Genre: History

Examines Finland's search for a national identity.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher:
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 1995
Genre:


The Boundaries of Europe

Author: Pietro Rossi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110420722
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Europe’s boundaries have mainly been shaped by cultural, religious, and political conceptions rather than by geography. In this context, this volume outlines the transformation of Europe’s boundaries from the fall of the ancient world to the age of decolonization and explores, among other aspects, the confrontation of Christian Europe with Islam and the changing role of the Mediterranean from “mare nostrum” to a frontier between nations.

Before and Beyond Divergence

Author: Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674057913
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Why did sustained economic growth arise in Europe rather than in China? The authors combine economic theory and historical evidence to argue that political processes drove the economic divergence between the two world regions, with continued consequences today that become clear in this innovative account.

A Concise History of Finland

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521832250
Release Date: 2006-07-13
Genre: History

Few countries in Europe have undergone such rapid social, political and economic changes as Finland has during the last fifty years. David Kirby here sets out the fascinating history of this northern country, for centuries on the east-west divide of Europe, a country not blessed by nature, most of whose inhabitants still earned a living from farming fifty years ago, but which today is one of the most prosperous members of the European Union. He shows how this small country was able not only to survive in peace and war but also to preserve and develop its own highly distinctive identity, neither Scandinavian nor Eastern European. He traces the evolution of the idea of a Finnish national state, from the long centuries as part of the Swedish realm, through self-government within the Russian Empire, and into the stormy and tragic birth of the independent state in the twentieth century.

The Price of Freedom

Author: Piotr S. Wandycz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351541305
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: History

The Price of Freedom surveys and explains the fascinating and intricate history of East Central Europe - the present day countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Taking a thematic approach, the author explores such issues and controversies as the tension between the industrial developed West and the agrarian East Central Europe, the rise of modern nationalism, democracy and authoritarianism and Communism. While the countries of East Central Europe have differed dramatically from one another, the author asserts that they have been bound by a certain community of fate. These comparisons are traced through the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exploration reveals that it is no accident that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were the first among the former Soviet bloc nations to be admitted to NATO, and are likely to become the first members of the expanded European Union. Thus an understanding of their experiences, contributions and their place within the European community of nations vastly enriches our knowledge of Europe's past and present.The second edition of this distinguished book brings the history of the region up to date. It discusses the events of the post-communist decade of the 1990s and the problems resulting from the transition to democracy and market economy.

The Baltic and the North Seas

Author: Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136169540
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: History

Exploring the themes of the human relationship with the marine environment and the ways in which the peoples of Northern Europe have experienced and exploited their seas, this book reveals how human perception of the northern seas has changed over time. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from Denmark and Britain to Norway, Finland and Germany, The Baltic and the North Seas is an insightful and colourful history of the politics, economy and culture of this intriguing region.

Abolition

Author: Seymour Drescher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139482967
Release Date: 2009-07-27
Genre: History

In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.