Globalization and National Identities: Crisis or Opportunity?


Drawing on original research from social scientists working on twelve countries, this book explores the key issues faced by nations and citizens as they struggle to rediscover, reaffirm or reconstruct their sense of national identities in the face of globalizing forces. Some nations and peoples experience the fragmentation of once certain identities as threatening and likely to generate political and social breakdown. Others encounter globalization as a challenge which brings uncertainties but also opportunities for adaptation, the evolution of hybrid identities or new forms of protest.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Catherine J. Danks
  • Paul Kennedy
  • Ioannis Armakolas
  • Patricia Hogwood
  • Julie F. Scott
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001


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