SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Nationalist Violence in Postwar Europe

This book argues that nationalist violence in developed countries is the product of unresponsive political elites and nationalists blocked from attracting supporters through legal channels. Political elites are prone to ignoring a regional polity when their clout in that region is negligible and they do not rely on the region's support to maintain their positions of power. Conversely, when nationalists cannot make inroads through legal channels, incentives for violence are ripe. Thus, when nationalists in postwar Europe found elites unresponsive, it was state repression that helped radicals build a new group of support around militant action. The larger this new constituency legitimizing violence grew, the longer the conflict lasted. The book elucidates this complex dynamic through a deft combination of theoretical modeling, statistical methods and comparative case studies from the Basque Country, Catalonia, Corsica, Northern Ireland, Sardinia and Wales.
Product Details

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The argument; 3. An empirical approach to nationalist violence in postwar Western Europe; 4. The Basque country vs Catalonia: prior mobilization and differences in responsiveness; 5. Northern Ireland vs Wales: the power of institutions; 6. Corsica vs Sardinia: prior autonomy and differences in responsiveness; 7. Conclusions, limitations, and extensions.

About the Author

Luis de la Calle is Professor of Political Science at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE, Mexico City). Formerly a Research Fellow at the Juan March Institute of Madrid, he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute of Florence. His work focuses on the dynamics of armed groups, with a special focus on terrorism. He has conducted extensive field research in Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, Corsica, Peru, and Mexico. His work has been published in journals such as the Annual Review of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research and Politics and Society.


'What a timely book! As we watch terrorism unfold throughout the world, De la Calle offers an explanation grounded in the intersection between nationalism and violence. His nuanced account draws on data and history from Western Europe and Canada, but his arguments and findings illuminate countries and contexts well beyond his cases. His is a masterful piece of social science.' Margaret Levi, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, California 'De la Calle has taken a new step in the study of domestic political violence. His book is analytically rigorous, strongly comparative, and rich in history. It is highly original in its argument about the interaction between central and regional elites as the main determinant of the emergence of nationalist terrorism in developed countries.' Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 'When will prosperous democracies face the challenge of violent nationalist unrest? When central elites have the luxury of ignoring regional demands and regional elites can't improve their position through normal democratic politics, argues Luis de la Calle. The combination of theoretical clarity and empirical precision makes Nationalist Violence in Postwar Europe a key contribution to the study of conflict and nationalism.' Stathis N. Kalyvas, Yale University, Connecticut

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Nationalist Violence in Postwar Europe on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top