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Britain in Egypt Egyptian Nationalism and Imperial Strategy, 1919-1933

Britain in Egypt Egyptian Nationalism and Imperial Strategy, 1919-1933

Author: Jayne Gifford Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Egypt under the British tends to be looked at now through a post-Suez lens - an inevitable disaster and the last puncturing of a doomed empire. But in fact Egypt for many years was the cornerstone of British success across the Middle East and North Africa. This image of empire was shattered after the First World War by the development of nationalism in Egypt - the foundation and growth of the nationalist Wafd party led by Saad Zaghlul and the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928. Throughout this period Britain continued to control the Nile Valley - under Field Marshal Allenby and then George Lloyd - through a policy of deliberate containment of nationalism and a slow relinquishing of powers (culminating in the Anglo-Egypt Treaty of 1936). This book will be the first to study that process in the Nile Valley in any great detail and contains previously unpublished primary sources.

Imperial Control in Cyprus Education and Political Manipulation in the British Empire

Imperial Control in Cyprus Education and Political Manipulation in the British Empire

Author: Antigone Heraclidou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

In Protectorate Cyprus, education was one of the most effective tools of imperial control and political manipulation used by the British. This book charts the cultural and educational aspects of British colonial rule in Cyprus and analyses what these policies reveal about the internal struggles on the island between 1931 and 1960. Cyprus had been under British occupation since 1878, but it was in the 1930s that educational policies acquired a strong political significance and became essential in preserving the British position on the island. The co-existence of two very strongly-held and eventually conflicting national identities in Cyprus, Greek-Orthodox and Turkish Muslim, inevitably led to the politicisation of education and culture on the island. Therefore, any attempts to impose British culture, language and way of thinking onto Cypriots, or even to create a distinct Cypriot identity, had very limited success. Gradually, the education system reflected the shifting political developments in colonial Cyprus. By the start of the 1950s, schools had become a breeding ground for discontent and between 1955 and 1959 they were an indispensable part of the EOKA revolt. In this book, Antigone Heraclidou provides a new dimension to the understanding and origins of the deadlock that was to prove one of the most intractable in the final years of the British Empire.

The People and the Nation Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

The People and the Nation Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

Author: Reinhard Heinisch Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics, and party competition. It consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central European states (Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Poland). It is a collaboration by scholars from across Europe which contributes to the growing literature on populism by focusing on a relatively unexplored research agenda: the intersection of territoriality, ethno-politics, and populism. Presenting an original perspective contributing experts use case studies to highlight the territorial dimension of populism in different ways and identify that a deeper understanding of the interactions between populist actors and ethno-territorial ideologies is required. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of European politics, populism, and ethno-territorial politics.

The People and the Nation Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

The People and the Nation Populism and Ethno-Territorial Politics in Europe

Author: Reinhard Heinisch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics, and party competition. It consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central European states (Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Poland). It is a collaboration by scholars from across Europe which contributes to the growing literature on populism by focusing on a relatively unexplored research agenda: the intersection of territoriality, ethno-politics, and populism. Presenting an original perspective contributing experts use case studies to highlight the territorial dimension of populism in different ways and identify that a deeper understanding of the interactions between populist actors and ethno-territorial ideologies is required. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of European politics, populism, and ethno-territorial politics.

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context

Author: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Abigail B. Bakan Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and their historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail B. Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary dynamics in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, from the unique vantage point of 'race', racialization, racism and anti-racism. They therefore offer close analysis of the 'idea' of Israel and the 'absence' of Palestine by examining the concepts of race and identity in the region. With fresh coverage of themes relating to gender, Idigeneity, the environment , surveillance and the war on terror, Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race will appeal to scholars in political science, sociology and Middle East studies.

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context

Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race Exploring Identity and Power in a Global Context

Author: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Abigail B. Bakan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and its historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary developments in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, from the unique vantage point of 'race', racialization, racism and anti-racism. They therefore offer close analysis of the 'idea' of Israel and the 'absence' of Palestine by examining the concepts of race and identity in the region. With fresh coverage of themes relating to gender, indigeneity, the environment , surveillance and the war on terror, Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race will appeal to scholars in political science, sociology and Middle East studies.

Power, Identity and Conflict in Sri Lanka Deeper Hegemony

Power, Identity and Conflict in Sri Lanka Deeper Hegemony

Author: David Rampton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2019

Standard accounts of identity and conflict have tended to assume that power, nationalist discourses and the conflicts they generate are dominated by political elites and states. This book challenges those traditional assumptions by developing a novel practice-oriented understanding of nationalist identity and conflict operative through socially diffuse networks of power. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Sri Lanka, the text explores how the history, politics and culture of this fascinating island have created national identity discourses that contest many assumptions of nationalist theories. The book uses this empirical research, alongside a fusion of poststructural and phenomenological approaches, to show how the historical diffusion of power and knowledge, through global and local identity structures, can generate nationalist discourses and effects across a variety of social levels, thus challenging elite-centric and statist accounts. Using further comparative examples from Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia, the book shows how this new theoretical approach can be seen in action in a variety of contexts with shared identity frameworks and political cultures of patronage, authoritarianism and militarisation.

The Case of the Catalans Why So Many Catalans No Longer Want to be a Part of Spain

The Case of the Catalans Why So Many Catalans No Longer Want to be a Part of Spain

Author: Clara Ponsati Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

The book reviews the historical, legal, political and economic aspects of the present conflict between Catalonia and Spain, exploring why so many Catalans are no longer happy to be part of Spain. The book is compiled of six essays from seven Catalan academics, each one examining the case for Catalan independence, and making the situation easy to understand.

Congress and Indian Nationalism The Pre-Independence Phase

Congress and Indian Nationalism The Pre-Independence Phase

Author: Richard Sisson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Seventeen distinguished historians and political scientists discuss the phenomenon of Indian Nationalism, one hundred years after the founding of the Congress party. They offer important new interpretations of Nationalism's evolution during more than six decades of crucial change and rapid growth. As India's foremost political institution, the National Congress with its changing fortunes mirrored Indian aspirations, ideals, dreams, and failures during the country's struggle for nationhood. Many difficulties face by the pre-independence Indian National Congress are critically examined for the first time in this volume. Major times of crisis and transition are considered, as well as the tension between mass action and political control and the problem of creating and maintaining unity in the face of divisive social and economic interests and between deeply hostile religious communities. A composite portrait of the Congress Party emerges. We see a coalition of often conflicting communities and interests much like India itself, struggling to stay together, tenuously united by little more at times than a common enemy, the imperial British Raj. But linked together in precarious, seemingly haphazard fashion, shifting networks of elite political entrepreneurs manage to keep India's National Congress alive long enough to convince the British that it would be easier to Quit India than to try to hang on to it by force. With the abrupt transfer of power form the British to the independent Dominions of India and Pakistan in 1947, Congress provided institutional sinews for the administration of what had been British India and over five hundred Princely States. By contributing to a deeper understanding of India's nationalist experience, this volume may illuminate the experience of other Third World states. Essays by: S. BhattacharyaJudith M. BrownMushirul HansanZoya HasanD.A. LowClaude MarkovitsJohn R. McLaneW.H. Morris-JonesGyanendra PandeyBimal PrasadRajat Kanta RayBarbara N. RamusackPeter D. ReevesHitesranjan SanyalRichard SissonStanley WolpertEleanor Zelliot This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1988.

The Kurds and the State Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran

The Kurds and the State Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran

Author: Denise Natali Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

This is a timely book that analyzes the formation of Kurdish national identity from the late Imperial period to the present. In tracing the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, Denise Natali shows that, contrary to popular theories, there is nothing natural or fixed about Kurdish identity or the configuration that Kurdish nationalism assumes. Rather, Kurdish nationalism has been shaped by the development of nation-states in the region. Although Kurdish communities have maintained some shared sense of Kurdishness, Kurdayeti (the mobilization of Kurdish identity) is interwoven with a much larger series of identities within the political space of each Kurdish group. Different notions of inclusion and exclusion have modified the political and cultural opportunities of Kurds to express their ethnic identities, and opening the possibility of assuming alternative identities over time. With this book, Natali makes a significant contribution to theoretical, empirical, and policy-based scholarship on the Middle East, the plight of the Kurds, ethnonationalism, and ethnopolitical conflict. Hers is the first comparative work to examine Kurdish nationalism as a function of diverse political spaces. As a vital addition to the literature in the field, this book will supplant a number of standard texts on the Kurds.

Do South Africans Exist? Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of the People

Do South Africans Exist? Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of the People

Author: Ivor Chipkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Do South Africans Exist? addresses a gap in contemporary studies of nationalism and the nation, providing a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general. Narratives of resistance, telling of African peoples oppressed and exploited, presume that 'the people' preceded the period of nationalist struggle. This book explores how an African 'people' came into being in the first place, particularly in the South African context, as a collectivity organised in pursuit of a political, and not simply cultural, end. The author argues that the nation is a political community whose form is given in relation to the pursuit of democracy and freedom, and that if democratic authority is lodged in 'the people', what matters is the way that this 'people' is defined, delimited and produced. He argues that the nation precedes the state, not because it has always existed, but because it emerges in and through the nationalist struggle for state power. Ultimately, he encourages the reader to re-evaluate knee-jerk judgements about the failure of modernity in Africa.