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"For its conceptual innovation, erudition, and real-world applicability, this book deserves to be widely read... The authors tell us that the goal of their analysis is "to expand our collective political imaginations" (p. xiv) about how to combine democracy and ethnic diversity. They have brilliantly succeeded in meeting that goal."

"This book offers a compelling account of "state-nation" -ism as a political model."

"The book makes a very timely and important intervention to understanding nationalism and democracy in the study of comparative politics."

"As they intended, Stepan, Linz, and Yadav have imagined alternative democratic formations for managing deeply pluralistic societies. Their models of state-nations, and of federacies, expand the realm of what might be considered politically possible in democracies. For this reason, their work will be of interest to scholars interested in pluralistic societies and concerned about democracy in all parts of the world."

"Remarkably erudite and conceptually innovative, Crafting State-Nations will reconfigure the debate on nations and nationalism, and on the relationship between national diversity and political institutions. The authors have brilliantly succeeded in expanding our political imaginations."

Crafting State-Nations
India and Other Multinational Democracies
Publication Date: 31 Mar 2011
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 336 pages
Illustrations: 3 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801897245