Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalism
By Dawa Norbu
Routledge – 2004 – 280 pages
Nationalism in specific political systems combined with a theoretical framework that draws out its universal significance. Ten case studies from South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe focus on local cultural factors.
`Norbu's argument about why and how nationalism in the third world differs from the European experience is ingenious… (this book) deserves to be taken seriously on pure intellectual grounds, unsullied by ideology.' - Ernst Haas, University of California, Berkeley
`The objectives are clearly spelt out; the key concepts are rigorously defined… helpful signposts guide the reader through the theoretical chapters and case studies, leading to a cumulative and enduring knowledge of the specific and more general attributes of third world nationalism.' - Subrart K. Mitra, South Asian Institute , Heidelberg University
`The author undoubtedly covers a relatively untravelled terrain of vast dimensions, with commendable scholarship and some unusual insights.@ - International Studies
`Wide-ranging and challenging.' - The Journal of Asian Studies