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State Identities and the Homogenisation of Peoples

State Identities and the Homogenisation of Peoples

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  • Author: Heather Rae, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521797085

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  • This book examines the victimization of minority groups through history. The author argues that genocides, expulsions and forced assimilations have been the result of the efforts of rulers' wish to assert their control and legitimacy. By bringing uniformity to the populations within their boundaries, they legitimate their hold on power. This book thus shows how nationalist ideologies have influenced the form of the international state system, drawing on the experiences of Jews and Moors in Spain, Protestants in France, Armenians in Turkey, and minorities in the former Yugoslavia.

    • Original study of both the factors that contribute to genocide and ethnic cleansing and those that may inhibit such practices
    • Well-balanced combination of theoretical innovation and detailed historical sociological case studies spanning five centuries
    • Broad interdisciplinary appeal: international relations, history, sociology and law
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    "This is an extremely interesting and erudite book, which in some ways serves as the culmination of the growing body of scholarly literature in the 1990s...." Recent Books On Ethics and International Affairs

    "This book is a major contribution to the current literature on states and social relations." Journal of International Migration and Intergration

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521797085
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. State formation and pathological homogenisation
    2. The 'Other' within Christian Europe: state-building in early modern Spain
    3. State-building in early modern France: Louis XIV and the Huguenots
    4. Pathological homogenisation and Turkish state-building: the Armenian genocide of 1915–16
    5. 'Ethnic cleansing' and the break up of Yugoslavia
    6. Evolving international norms
    7. On the threshold: the Czech republic and Macedonia
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Heather Rae, Australian National University, Canberra
    Heather Rae is Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Graduate Studies in International Affairs Program, Australian National University.

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