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Nations Abroad : Diaspora Politics And International Relations In The Former Soviet Union - Charles King

Nations Abroad

Diaspora Politics And International Relations In The Former Soviet Union

Paperback Published: 14th June 1999
ISBN: 9780813337388
Number Of Pages: 256

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Based on new field research by an international team of post-Soviet specialists, this is the first comparative study to examine the complexities of trans-border ethnic groups and state-building in the former Soviet Union.The collapse of the Soviet state transformed internal administrative boundaries into international frontiers. Russians, Ukrainians, and other ethnic groups overnight became "nations abroad," communities separated from their ostensible homelands by shifting interstate borders. Since 1991, these new diasporas have had a powerful impact on minorities policy within the Soviet successor states, as well as on relations between the newly independent republics.Focusing on seven key cases--Jews, Armenians, Russians, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Poles, and Volga Tatars--this book offers unique insights into the power of diaspora politics within and between the new states of Eurasia. Political scientists, sociologists, and international relations experts will find this an indispensable guide to the complex interaction of nations and states in the post-Soviet world.

A Note on Usagep. vii
Glossaryp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Postcommunismp. 1
The Russians: Diaspora and the End of Empirep. 27
The Jews: A Diaspora Within a Diasporap. 59
The Armenians: Conflicting Identities and the Politics of Divisionp. 79
The Ukrainians: Engaging the "Eastern Diaspora,"p. 103
The Kazakhs: Demographics, Diasporas, and "Return"p. 133
The Volga Tatars: Diasporas and the Politics of Federalismp. 153
The Poles: Western Aspirations, Eastern Minoritiesp. 179
Conclusion: Diasporas, International Relations, and Post-Soviet Eurasiap. 209
Further Readingp. 229
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780813337388
ISBN-10: 0813337380
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th June 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1