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Waves of war

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A new perspective on how the nation-state emerged and proliferated across the globe, accompanied by a wave of wars. Andreas Wimmer explores these historical developments using social science techniques of analysis and datasets that cover the entire modern world. Why did the nation-state emerge and proliferate across the globe? How is this process related to the wars fought in the modern era? Analyzing datasets that cover the entire world over long stretches of time, Andreas Wimmer focuses on changing configurations of power and legitimacy to answer these questions. The nationalist ideal of self-rule gradually diffused over the world and delegitimized empire after empire. Nationalists created nation-states wherever the power configuration favored them, often at the end of prolonged wars of secession. The elites of many of these new states were institutionally too weak for nation-building and favored their own ethnic communities. Ethnic rebels challenged such exclusionary power structures in violation of the principles of self-rule, and neighboring governments sometimes intervened into these struggles over the state. Waves of War demonstrates why nation-state formation and ethnic politics are crucial to understand the civil and international wars of the past 200 years.
Paperback, cover corners slightly bent, otherwise very good condition and clean.

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Author(s):
Wimmer, Andreas
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Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cms
Edition:
Fourth edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1107673240
ISBN-13:
9781107673243
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Waves of War

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A new perspective on how the nation-state emerged and proliferated across the globe, accompanied by a wave of wars. Andreas Wimmer explores these historical developments using social science techniques of analysis and datasets that cover the entire modern world. Why did the nation-state emerge and proliferate across the globe? How is this process related to the wars fought in the modern era? Analyzing datasets that cover the entire world over long stretches of time, Andreas Wimmer focuses on changing configurations of power and legitimacy to answer these questions. The nationalist ideal of self-rule gradually diffused over the world and delegitimized empire after empire. Nationalists created nation-states wherever the power configuration favored them, often at the end of prolonged wars of secession. The elites of many of these new states were institutionally too weak for nation-building and favored their own ethnic communities. Ethnic rebels challenged such exclusionary power structures in violation of the principles of self-rule, and neighboring governments sometimes intervened into these struggles over the state. Waves of War demonstrates why nation-state formation and ethnic politics are crucial to understand the civil and international wars of the past 200 years.
Paperback, cover corners slightly bent, otherwise very good condition and clean.

Added value:
Very Good Condition
Author(s):
Wimmer, Andreas
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15 x 2 cms
Edition:
Fourth edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1107673240
ISBN-13:
9781107673243
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Waves of War

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