Quotation Teichova, Alice, Matis, Herbert, Hrsg. 2011. Nation, State, and the Economy in History. 2. Auflage Paperback. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.




Originally published in 2003, this book addresses the rarely explored subject of the reciprocal relationships between nationalism, nation and state-building, and economic change. Analysis of the economic element in the building of nations and states cannot be confined to Europe, and therefore these diverse yet interlinked case-studies cover all continents. Authors come to contrasting conclusions, some regarding the economic factor as central, while others show that nation-states came into being before the constitution of a national market. The essays leave no doubt that the nation-state is an historical phenomenon and as such is liable to 'expire' both through the process of globalisation and through the development of a 'cyber-society' which evades state control. By contrast developments in south-eastern Europe, the former USSR, and parts of Africa and the far East show that building the nation-state has not run its course.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Edited book (editorship)
Language English
Type of published work Book
Title Nation, State, and the Economy in History
Edition 2. Auflage Paperback
Location Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Year 2011
ISBN 978-0-521-28313-7


Economic change and the building of the nation state in history
Matis, Herbert (Details)
Teichova, Alice (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
Institute for Economic and Social History IN (Details)
Research Institute for International Taxation FI (Details)
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