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Nationalism and Ethnicity in Central and Eastern Europe
Selection by Narcisa Grigorescu

  • Banac, Ivo;
    The National Question in Yugoslavia: Origins, History, Politics (1989)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    A historical account of overlapping nationalisms in Yugoslavia during the early 1920s.
  • Bollerup, Soren Rinder and Christensen, Christian Dons;
    Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Cases and Consequences of the
    National Revivals and Conflicts in Late Twentieth Century Eastern
    (from Amazon.com)
    This book examines national revivals and conflicts in Eastern Europe. Although the case studies are discussed rather briefly, the authors' comparative perspective attempts to make sense of the multitude of ethnic issues faced by East European countries.
  • Brubaker, Rogers;
    Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question
    in the New Europe
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    In this collection of essays, Brubaker elaborates a new way of looking at the ethnic tensions in post-Communist Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The book focuses on the triadic relationship between national minorities, the nationalising states in which they live and their external homeland, to which they belong by ethnocultural affiliation. The author draws an analogy between the interwar period and the present. Definitely worth reading.
  • Bugajski, Janusz;
    Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe: A Guide to Nationality Policies, Organizations and Parties (1994)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    A guidebook to nationalist and ethnically based political organisations in all thirteen East European countries. The detailed chronology includes both the majority (nationalist) and minority (ethnic) organisations. Although a little outdated, this book can still be a valuable reference for those interested in ethnic politics during the first years after the fall of Communism.
  • Cordell, Karl (ed);
    Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europe (1999)
    (from Amazon.com)
    A collection of essays exploring the political implications of ethnicity in various European countries. It allows the reader to trace new similarities and differences between these ethnic experiences, free from the common stereotypes regarding Western and Eastern European nationalisms.
  • Cordell, Karl (ed);
    The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europe (2000)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Drobizheva, L M (ed);
    Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Soviet World: Case Studies and Analysis
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Ishiyama, T John and Breuning, Marijke;
    Ethnopolitics in the New Europe (1998)
    (from Amazon.com)
    A systematic comparative analysis of the evolution of ethnic parties in both Eastern and Western European countries. Especially captivating is the in-depth characterisation of ethnic parties and political systems in Slovakia, Bulgaria, Estonia and Latvia up to 1998.
  • Pavkovic, Aleksander;
    The Fragmentation of Yugoslavia: Nationalism and War in the Balkans
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Sfikas, D Thanasis and Williams, Christopher;
    Ethnicity and Nationalism in East Central Europe and the Balkans
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    A collection of essays which combines a historical overview of nationalism in Eastern Europe with an analysis of the post-Communist ethnic revival.
  • Stein, Eric;
    Czecho/Slovakia: Ethnic Conflict, Constitutional Fissure, Negotiated
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    A detailed chronological account of the political developments in Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1992. The author traces the factors involved in the break-up of the Czechoslovak federation by emphasising the role of institutional arrangements and political elites.
  • Sugar, Peter F;
    Nationalism in Eastern Europe (1994)
    A reference book on the historical roots of nationalist ideologies in Eastern Europe. The collection of case studies covers Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Yugoslav nationalism.
  • Sugar, Peter F (ed);
    East European Nationalism in the 20th Century (1995)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Sugar, Peter F;
    East European Nationalism: Politics and Religion (1999)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Tishkov, Valery;
    Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict in and After Soviet Union: The
    Mind Aflame
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
  • Schöpflin, George;
    Nations, Identity, Power (2000)
    (from Amazon.com), (from Amazon.co.uk)
    A recently published book on the relationhip between ethnicity, civil society and modern nation-states. Schöpflin applies his theoretical understanding to various East and Central European case studies.

Selection by Narcisa Grigorescu

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