From Library Journal
To repeat a too frequently heard refrain, this book is composed of a set of truly outstanding essays written by the man almost single-handedly responsible for creating the subfield of political science that concerns ethnonationalism, in which many of us labor today. The selections, drawn from nearly three decades of Connor's work, focus on the scholarly treatment of ethnonationalism rather than ethnonational politics. Consequently, some of Connor's more frequently cited articles are missing, including a 1973 piece in the Journal of International Affairs. In their place are nine solid selections devoted to the way scholars have traditionally treated ethnonationalism and to the obstacles hindering a better understanding of it, including its durable nature. Essential for academic libraries.- Joseph R. Rudolph Jr., Towson State Univ., Md.
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"This collection . . . by one of the leading scholars of ethnonationalism is both highly instructive about the essential nature of the problem and unusually prescient in its anticipation of the ethnic and nationalist resurgence in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union."--Foreign Affairs