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Nationalism Reader by Micheline R. Ishay
Book DescriptionThe proclamation of a New World Order, hailed at the end of the cold war, coincided with an eruption of nationalism. The withering of the bipolar balance of power has created a vacuum that has been filled by a new tide of ethnic conflict in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Somalia, and elsewhere. Despite general recognition of this resurgent phenomenon, there is neither widespread awareness nor expert consensus on the meaning and origins of nationalism. The Nationalism Reader depicts the historical evolution of nationalist thought in the words of leading political actors and thinkers. But this anthology is more than merely a useful reference book. By classifying the questions of nationalism according to conflicting political perspectives, its introductory essay and organization show that liberalism, conservatism, and socialism oscillate between a universalist (or a semi-universalist) conception of human rights and nationalism. In this respect, the selection of texts presented here sheds new theoretical light on the study of nationalism, as well as presenting major European, American, and Third World contributions to nationalist thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573926232
(215mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Humanity Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Micheline R. Ishay
History of Human Rights, Paperback (June 2008)
Recounts the struggle for human rights across the ages and synthesizes historical and intellectual developments since the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi. This book chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, and illustrates how the history of human rights has evolved.
Human Rights Reader, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Micheline R. Ishay
Presents selections, including pieces on globalization and the war on terrorism. Each part of this reader corresponds to five historical phases in the history of human rights and explores for each the arguments, debates, and issues of inclusiveness central to those eras.
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Author Biography - Micheline R. Ishay
Omar Dahbour is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.Micheline R. Ishay is the director of the Center of Rights Development and an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver University, Denver, Colorado.
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