An examination of the ceaseless controversies surrounding ideas of nation and nationalism, showing that they are very far from dead in twenty-first century Europe. Beginning by defining these terms and setting out theories and concepts clearly and concisely, this book analyses the impact of nationalism since the Second World War, covering themes including:
* the relationship of nationalism to the Cold War
* the re-emergence of demands by stateless nations
* European integration and globalisation
* immigration since the 1970s
* the effects of nationalism on the former Soviet Union and Eastern block.