In This Review
Nationalism: The Nature and Evolution of an Idea

Nationalism: The Nature and Evolution of an Idea

Edited by Eugene Kamenka

St. Martin's, 1976, 135 pp.
The Nation-State and the Crisis of World Politics

The Nation-State and the Crisis of World Politics

By John Herz

McKay, 1976, 307 pp.
Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Volker

Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Volker

By Daniel Thürer

Stämpfli, 1976, 256 pp.
Varieties of Nationalism: A Comparative Study

Varieties of Nationalism: A Comparative Study

By Louis L. Snyder

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976, 326 pp.

Nationalism remains a predominant factor in the contemporary transnational and interdependent world. Kamenka's edited volume includes essays by some of the most creative analysts of modern politics. Herz's book compiles articles he wrote over a 30-year period, including his now classic essay on the evolution of the territorial state. Thürer's historical and analytical study surveys the sociology and law of the self-determination of peoples from the 1770s to the 1970s. Snyder's historical and classificatory survey synthesizes the thoughts of one of the most prolific writers on the subject and is a handy introduction. None discusses the bases of economic nationalism, the analysis of which is central to the understanding of today's international system.