The empirical part of the volume offers a fascinating tour d'horizon of actual, potential and failed examples of "right-sizing" throughout the world. Canadian Journal of Political Science This is an excellent book and seems set to become a foundational work ... both theoretically strong and directly politically relevant ... The book displays the kind of coherence and clear sense of purpose which is lacking in many edited books ... All of the contributors bring a wealth of empirical data and a fine-grained understanding of the specifics of place to the book ... This is an amazingly rich book, both theoretically and empirically. The Global Review of Ethnopolitics This book with its two frameworks in an attempted synthesis, one by O'Leary focused on ethno-nationalism and the other by Lustick not especially dealing with nationalism, must be evaluated as a new creative set of propositions of much value in the quest for solutions for states with inflamed borders. The case studies are, in particular, rich in offering insights and can be fruitfully applied to ethno-national struggles. Nations and Nationalism
About the Author
Brendan O'Leary is at London School of Economics. Ian S. Lustick is at University of Pennsylvania.