Saturday, 11 February 2012
Call for book proposals: Nationalisms Across the Globe series
Peter Lang would like to invite book proposals for the series
Nationalisms Across the Globe
Dr Tomasz Kamusella
Dr Krzysztof Jaskulowski
Although in the 1980s the widely shared belief was that nationalism had become a spent force, the fragmentation of the studiously non-national Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in the 1990s into a multitude of successor nation-states reaffirmed its continuing significance. Today all extant polities (with the exception of the Vatican) are construed as nation-states, and hence nationalism is the sole universally accepted criterion of statehood legitimization. Similarly, human groups wishing to be recognized as fully fledged participants in international relations must define themselves as nations. This concept of world politics underscores the need for open-ended, broad-ranging, novel and interdisciplinary research into nationalism and ethnicity. It promotes better understanding of the phenomena relating to social, political and economic life, both past and present.
This peer-reviewed series publishes monographs, conference proceedings and collections of articles which open new approaches to nationalism and ethnicity or focus on interesting case studies. For more information, please contact Christabel Scaife, Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd,