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Comparative Civilizations  

David O. Wilkinson

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
The study of comparative civilization raises a variety of questions; for example, how “civilization” is related to “culture,” what criteria shall be used to distinguish one civilization ... More

Conceptual Debates in Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration  

Stephen J. Larin

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Since the mid-nineteenth century, the term “ethnic” has come to mean “member of a group of people with a set of shared characteristics,” including a belief in common descent. As such, ... More

Devolution, Regional and Peripheral Nationalism  

André Lecours

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Social science scholars have repeatedly predicted the demise of regional (or peripheral) nationalism, from the late nineteenth century to the post-World War II period and in the 1990s. ... More

Emerging Themes and Issues in Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Research  

Willem Maas

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Ethnicity and nationalism, interethnic conflicts, and human migration have been major forces shaping the modern world and the structure and stability of contemporary states. A notable ... More

Ethnic Identities and Boundaries: Anthropological, Psychological, and Sociological Approaches  

Landon E. Hancock

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Ethnicity and identity are largely about boundaries; in fact, there is no way to determine one’s identity—ethnic or otherwise—without reference to some sort of boundary. In approaching the ... More

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Colonialism  

Mehmet Sinan Birdal and Josephine Squires

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
International relations theory has much to gain from studying ethnicity, nationalism, and colonialism. Research on nationalism has produced important theoretical contributions to ... More

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Patrick Ireland

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Migration has had a strong impact on the interplay between ethnicity and nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today’s ethnic map of Africa is the outcome of a lengthy history of comings and ... More

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration in the Middle East  

Zeynep Sahin

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Identity
Since the second half of the 1940s, the Middle East has experienced intense migrations. In 2005 alone, the region received a total of approximately 6 million refugees. Migration flows to ... More

Gender, Religion, and International Relations  

Amanda Donahoe

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Dec 2014
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Nov 2017
Gender, religion, and politics are closely intertwined, and both have a significant impact on international relations (IR). There is a large body of literature dedicated to the ... More

Geographic Insights into Political Identity  

Emily Gilbert

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Moving away from the conventional geopolitical analyses of territory, states, and nations, geographical research is now focused on the ways in which political identities are constituted in ... More

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