Encyclopedia of Nationalism, Two-Volume Set VOL. II by Alexander J. Motyl

By Alexander J. Motyl

Nationalism has by surprise develop into a number one neighborhood and overseas strength because the finish of the chilly struggle. lengthy estimated to offer approach to pan-national or monetary corporations, nationalism exerts its large strength on all continents and in a wide selection of how. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the goals and scope of this strength via a wide-ranging exam of innovations, figures, activities, and occasions. it's the in basic terms encyclopedic learn of nationalism on hand this present day.

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* Articles start with brief glossaries and finish with brief bibliographies of titles crucial for extra reading
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But the resulting legislation excluded vagabonds and paupers deported from other countries (in other words, individuals unlikely to become independent), rather than Catholics. In response to anti-Catholic sentiment, from 1840 to 1856, the Democratic party had a special plank regarding immigration in its platform: ‘‘That the liberal principles . . ’’ Anti-Catholic movements were unsuccessful in overturning federal civic nationalism. Soon, they were overshadowed by a new wave of ethnic nationalist groups that targeted Asian immigrants.

Historic treatment of American Indians. They demanded the enforcement of the 1868 treaty between the Sioux and the United States; the refusal to negotiate resulted in a violent standoff, which lasted from February 28 to May 8, 1973. Today’s American Indian nationalism is most visible in tribal attempts to get more financial and juridical freedom. Casinos have become a means to gain economic wealth, which would provide means for sovereignty. At the same time, tribal identities have been strengthened through improved education.

European states succeeded in maintaining or imposing their control in North Africa and the Fertile Crescent, but resentment of that control—and therefore Arab nationalism— did not die. The European states accelerated their withdrawal from outright occupation of Arab territories after World War II. With territories such as Syria, Lebanon, and Transjordan gaining formal independence, nationalism changed with the times. The relationship between nationalist sentiment and socioeconomic class in the Arab world defies easy definition, but in the independence era it seems that members of the lower and middle classes adopted nationalism as a vehicle for challenging the wealthy elite, who had been the strongest advocates of early nationalism.

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