Nationalism: The Nature and Evolution of an Idea; The Nation-State and the Crisis of World Politics; Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Volker; Varieties of Nationalism: A Comparative Study

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Nationalism: The Nature and Evolution of an Idea

Edited by Eugene Kamenka
St. Martin's, 1976
135 pp. $12.95
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The Nation-State and the Crisis of World Politics

By John Herz
McKay, 1976
307 pp. $4.95
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Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Volker

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

By Louis L. Snyder
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976
326 pp. $12.95
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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.