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.