Academic journal article Arab Studies Quarterly

Cilliler, Yavuz. Ethnic Questions and Democratization: Basque Nationalism

Academic journal article Arab Studies Quarterly

Cilliler, Yavuz. Ethnic Questions and Democratization: Basque Nationalism

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Cilliler, Yavuz. Ethnic Questions and Democratization: Basque Nationalism Ankara: Alter Press, 2014, No price indicated

This book analyzes the ability of democratization to accommodate violent or nonviolent ethnic conflicts, which became prevalent in the late twentieth century. For this purpose, first, the dynamics encouraging ethnic disputes were identified by studying primordial, modem, and ethno-symbohst approaches of nationalism theories, and then, accommodation strategies of democracies-Ethnic Democracy, Liberal (classic and multicultural) Democracy, Consociational Democracy-have been examined. Additionally, it has been thought that a case study could serve for overcoming the probable limitations of theories in practice. In this context, the Spanish-Basque case can be regarded as a remarkable example with Spain's transition to democracy since Franco's death in 1975 and Basque nationalism emerged roughly a century ago. …

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