- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes – from modernity to memory, migration and genocide – and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book will provide a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory, and sociology.
Chapter 21: Nations and Regions: In or Out of the State?
Nations and Regions: In or Out of the State?
Mainstream social science literature largely fails to distinguish between key concepts of ‘nation’ and ‘state’. Anthony Giddens, for example, defines the nation as a ‘bordered power-container’ which exists ‘when a state has a unified administrative reach ...