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Author Tamir, Yael, 1954- author.

Title Why nationalism / Yael Tamir ; foreword by Dani Rodrik.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]


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 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  320.54 TAMIR    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 205 : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Why nationalism is a permanent political force--and how it can be harnessed once again for liberal ends. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic, racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the view that it is fundamentally reactionary and antidemocratic. The author makes a passionate argument for a very different kind of nationalism--one that revives its participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers many of the problems caused by neoliberalism and hyperglobalism, and is essential to democracy at its best.
Contents Foreword / by Dani Rodrik -- A Personal Note -- Part I: The return of history. The New Nationalism ; Never Say Never ; Untidy Compromises ; The Two Faces of Janus ; Nutopia -- Part II: Love and Marriage: the virtues of Nationalism. Living beyond Our Psychological Means ; Nation Building ; National Creativity ; This Place We Call Home ; La Vie Quotidian ; Subjects into Citizens ; A Short History of the Cross-Class Coalition -- Part III: A Divided House. The Breakdown of the Cross-Class Coalition ; One Nation, Divided, under Stress ; The Elephant in the Room ; The Birth of a Nationalist ; The Nationalism of the Vulnerable ; The Nationalism of the Affluent -- Part IV: A New Social Contract. Liberal Nationalism ; This Is the Time ; A Race to the Bottom.
Subject Nationalism.
Right and left (Political science)
Liberalism. (OCoLC)fst00997183
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
Right and left (Political science) (OCoLC)fst01097849
Added Author Rodrik, Dani, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780691190105 (hardcover)
0691190100 (hardcover)
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