Nationalism and Rationality

  • Michael Hechter Arizona State University

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a virtual epidemic of nationalist violence in the world. In 1994, for example, eighteen of the twenty-three wars being fought were based on nationalist or ethnic challenges to states. About three quarters of the worlds refugees were ?eeing from, or were displaced by, ethnic or nationalist con?icts. And eight of the thirteen United Nations peacekeeping operations were designed to separate the protagonists in ethnopolitical con?icts.
Published
2000-08-26
How to Cite
Hechter, M. (2000). Nationalism and Rationality. Journal of World-Systems Research, 6(2), 308-329. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2000.226
Section
Colonialism and Nationalism