BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Dominant ethnicity and dominant nationhood. empirical and normative aspects

    Kaufmann, Eric P. (2009) Dominant ethnicity and dominant nationhood. empirical and normative aspects. In: Lecours, A.R. and Nootens, G. (eds.) Dominant Nationalism, Dominant Ethnicity: Identity, Federalism and Democracy. Régionalisme & Fédéralisme / Regionalism & Federalism 15. New York, U.S.: Peter Lang, pp. 35-56. ISBN 9789052014876.

    1480b.pdf - Author's Accepted Manuscript

    Download (125kB) | Preview


    Book synopsis: Although nationalism and ethnicity have long been associated with minority populations, an emerging literature looks at how the state and/or a majority group interact with minorities, and how, behind the expression of the nation promoted by the state, there is often an ethnic core. This book contributes to this emerging literature on dominant nationalism and dominant ethnicity by presenting multidisciplinary contributions that center on how states deploy their own nationalism, and how the state's nation-building and nation-consolidating processes are very often spearheaded by a specific ethnocultural group. It focuses on the interrelated issues of identity, federalism and democracy. Dominant nationalism and ethnicity involve the projection, the promotion, and sometimes the imposition by the state and/or a dominant group of an identity, which can be challenged, negotiated and/or resisted by minority groups. This brings questions for democratic practices, since it raises the issue of self-rule. Since dominant nationalism and ethnicity are shaped by ideas and institutions relating to the territorial division of power, federalism is crucial for understanding these phenomena. The book is amongst the first to look at dominant nationalism and ethnicity from historical, theoretical, empirical and normative perspectives.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Full-text locked pending publisher permission
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 11:56
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:50


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item