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State identities and the homogenisation of peoples [electronic resource] / Heather Rae.

By: Rae, Heather.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in international relations: 84.Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 351 p.).ISBN: 0511020295 (electronic bk.); 9780511020292 (electronic bk.); 9780521792844 (hbk.); 0521792843 (hbk.); 9780511491627 (electronic bk.); 051149162X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Forced migration -- History | Population transfers -- History | Genocide -- History | Political atrocities -- History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Globalization | Electronic books | Electronic books | Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi | Migration forc�ee -- Histoire | Nettoyage ethnique -- Histoire | G�enocide -- Histoire | Atrocit�es politiques -- Histoire | Staatsvorming | Culturele identiteit | Uitwijzing | Genocide | Vervolgingen | Rela�c�oes internacionais | Migra�c�ao (hist�oria) | Genoc�idio (hist�oria) | Atrocit�es politiques | Identit�e collective | Transferts de population | G�enocide | V�olkermord | Geschichte 1915-1916 | Vertreibung | Geschichte | T�urkei | Armenier | EuropaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: State identities and the homogenisation of peoples.DDC classification: 303.48/2 Other classification: 15.70 | MD 8980 | ME 2070 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
State formation and pathological homogenisation -- The "other" within Christian Europe: state building in early modern Spain -- State building in early modern France: Louis XIV and the Huguenots -- Pathological state building and Turkish state building: the Armenian genocide of 1915-1916 -- "Ethnic cleansing" and the breakup of Yugoslavia -- Evolving international norms -- On the threshold: the Czech Republic and Macedonia.
Review: "Why have forced displacement, ethnic cleansing and genocide been an enduring feature of the modern state system? In this ground-breaking book, Heather Rae locates these practices of 'pathological homogenisation' in the processes of state-building. Political elites have repeatedly used available cultural resources to redefine bounded political communities as exclusive moral communities, from which outsiders must be expelled. Showing that these practices predate the age of nationalism, Rae examines cases from both the pre-nationalist and nationalist eras: the expulsion of the Jews from fifteenth-century Spain, the persecution of the Huguenots under Louis XIV and, in the twentieth century, the Armenian genocide and the ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. She argues that those atrocities have prompted the development of international norms of legitimate state behaviour that increasingly define sovereignty as conditional. Rae concludes by examining two 'threshold' cases - the Czech Republic and Macedonia - to identify the factors that may inhibit pathological homogenisation as a method of state-building."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-337) and index.

State formation and pathological homogenisation -- The "other" within Christian Europe: state building in early modern Spain -- State building in early modern France: Louis XIV and the Huguenots -- Pathological state building and Turkish state building: the Armenian genocide of 1915-1916 -- "Ethnic cleansing" and the breakup of Yugoslavia -- Evolving international norms -- On the threshold: the Czech Republic and Macedonia.

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"Why have forced displacement, ethnic cleansing and genocide been an enduring feature of the modern state system? In this ground-breaking book, Heather Rae locates these practices of 'pathological homogenisation' in the processes of state-building. Political elites have repeatedly used available cultural resources to redefine bounded political communities as exclusive moral communities, from which outsiders must be expelled. Showing that these practices predate the age of nationalism, Rae examines cases from both the pre-nationalist and nationalist eras: the expulsion of the Jews from fifteenth-century Spain, the persecution of the Huguenots under Louis XIV and, in the twentieth century, the Armenian genocide and the ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. She argues that those atrocities have prompted the development of international norms of legitimate state behaviour that increasingly define sovereignty as conditional. Rae concludes by examining two 'threshold' cases - the Czech Republic and Macedonia - to identify the factors that may inhibit pathological homogenisation as a method of state-building."--Jacket.

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