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Constructing A Shared Identity In Deeply Divided Societies, John M. Nagle Jan 2015

Constructing A Shared Identity In Deeply Divided Societies, John M. Nagle

John M Nagle

In order to bolster sustainable peacebuilding in violently divided societies, a normative suggestion is that efforts should be made to construct a shared public identity that overarches ethnic divisions. A number of different centripetal/transformationist processes are identified as engendering a shared identity in comparison to consociational arrangements, which are accused of institutionalizing ethnic differences and perpetuating conflict. These transformationist approaches essentially rest on the premise that since ethnicity is constructed it can be reconstructed into new shared forms. Looking at Northern Ireland, we argue there are limits to the extent that ethnicity can be reconstructed into shared identities. By ...


State's Response To The Catalan Question: An Emerging Ethnic Component In Contemporary Spanish Nationalism?, Ivan Serrano Balaguer Apr 2008

State's Response To The Catalan Question: An Emerging Ethnic Component In Contemporary Spanish Nationalism?, Ivan Serrano Balaguer

Ivan Serrano Balaguer

No abstract provided.


Devolution En Escocia, 1997-2007: Final De Etapa., Ivan Serrano Balaguer Jan 2008

Devolution En Escocia, 1997-2007: Final De Etapa., Ivan Serrano Balaguer

Ivan Serrano Balaguer

The victory of the SNP in the election of 2007 gave rise to a new scenario in Scotland. However, the short majority in the Scottish parliament could be an obstacle for the SNP to push forward its pro-independence agenda. Beyond the future evolution of the Scottish question, in this article I argue that the devolution process for Scotland launched in 1997 offered elements to foresee the unstability of the arrangements, as it reinforced and institutionalized the competitive character of nationalism. Firstly, the devolution process was more a policy-centered project, and the conception of Britain as a political nation built up ...


The End Of The Corsican Question?, Ivan Serrano Balaguer Jun 2007

The End Of The Corsican Question?, Ivan Serrano Balaguer

Ivan Serrano Balaguer

No abstract provided.


Ethnic Nationalism And Adaptation In Cyprus, Neophytos Loizides May 2007

Ethnic Nationalism And Adaptation In Cyprus, Neophytos Loizides

Neophytos Loizides

Ethnic Nationalism and Adaptation in Cyprus NEOPHYTOS G. LOIZIDES Queen’s University Belfast Both ethnic communities in Cyprus have maintained strong political and cultural ties with Greece and Turkey, respectively, and at some point of their twentieth century history, each has aspired to become part of either the former or the latter. Yet the way this relationship has been imagined has differed across time, space, and class. Both communities have adapted their identities to prevailing ideological waves as well as political opportunities, domestic alliances, and interests. The article evaluates different responses to ethnic nationalism, highlighting important intra-ethnic differentiations within each ...


Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader Mar 2006

Globalization & Nationalism: A Recipe For Terror, Cari Bourette, Daniel Reader

Cari Bourette

Nationalism appears to be part of the human condition; it may well be related to the human tendency toward tribalism. Whatever the case, nationalism appears to be a permanent feature on the global landscape. Globalization, while not a new phenomenon by any means, seems to be having a tremendous dilutory effect on the sovereignty of states; it now appears to be carrying the assault to the cultural frontiers of nationalism. Unlike the Westphalian constructs, however, nations will not so easily succumb. There is a greater inherent resistance to change in nations; the only historically effective method has been outright eradication ...


Crisis Management In The Eastern Mediterranean: Implications For Policymakers, Neophytos Loizides Jan 2004

Crisis Management In The Eastern Mediterranean: Implications For Policymakers, Neophytos Loizides

Neophytos Loizides

Crisis Management in the Eastern Mediterranean (Implications for Policymakers) Neophytos G. Loizides* RÉSUMÉ Cet article examine le comportement de la Grèce et de la Turquie pendant les périodes de crise dans la Méditerranée Orientale durant les dernières deux décennies. Les crises sont définies et classifiées, et un nombre de fausses perceptions sont examinées à la lumière des expériences récentes. Trois larges catégories de crises de la politique étrangère sont analysées: Celles impliquant des minorités qui ont des liens ethniques à travers les frontières, celles avec des minorités « étrangères » à l’intérieur des frontières, et celles impliquant des tiers pays intéressés ...


Japan And Transformation Of National Identities In The Imperial Era, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb Jan 2003

Japan And Transformation Of National Identities In The Imperial Era, Li Narangoa, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Japan's view of the nationality of its Asian neightbours took many forms during the imperial era. In some respects Japan asserted its superiority to those neighbours, in other respects saw them as nations with a standing equal to that of Japan. The working out of these two views reflected Japanese strategic interests.


Idees Per Una Lectura Política De Herder, Ivan Serrano Balaguer Jan 2001

Idees Per Una Lectura Política De Herder, Ivan Serrano Balaguer

Ivan Serrano Balaguer

No abstract provided.