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Nationalism and Internationalism Intertwined: A European History of Concepts Beyond the Nation State

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European Conceptual History

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Nationalism and Internationalism Intertwined

A European History of Concepts Beyond the Nation State

Edited by Pasi Ihalainen and Antero Holmila

Afterword by Glenda Sluga

364 pages, 17 figs, 4 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-314-5 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (March 2022)

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It is commonplace that the modern world is more international than at any point in human history. Yet the sheer profusion of terms for describing political orders above the nation-state—including “international,” “global,” “transnational,” and “cosmopolitan,” among others—is but one indication of how conceptually complex this topic actually is. Taking a wide view of international projects in Europe since the eighteenth century, Nationalism and Internationalism Intertwined explores discourses and practices to challenge nation-centered histories and trace the entanglements that arise from international cooperation. In this volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars in history, political science, philosophy, computer science, and other fields ask how internationalism and adjacent concepts have been experienced, understood, constructed, debated, and redefined across different European political cultures.

Pasi Ihalainen is Professor of Comparative European History and Academy of Finland Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, concentrating especially on the history of political and social discourse in the long term from comparative and transnational perspectives. His books include Agents of the People: Democracy and Popular Sovereignty in British and Swedish Parliamentary and Public Debates, 1734–1800 (2010), Parliament and Parliamentarism: Comparative History of a European Concept (2016, with Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen) and The Springs of Democracy: National and Transnational Debates on Constitutional Reform in the British, German, Swedish and Finnish Parliaments, 1917–1919 (2017).

Antero Holmila is Associate Professor of History, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, whose work has mainly concentrated on post-WWII history from transnational perspectives. His books include Reporting Holocaust in the British, Swedish and Finnish Press 1945-1950 (2011). He has also published widely in leading international journals and written groundbreaking studies in Finnish on the themes of the Holocaust (2010), post-WWII transitions (2015) and U.S. foreign relations (2018).

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present History: 18th/19th Century
Area: Europe


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