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Conflicts in a Transnational World

Lessons from Nations and States in Transformation


Andreas Langenohl and Kirsten Westphal

This volume brings together views on the nexus and the conflicts between transformation of states and societies and transnationalization processes in politics, economy, and culture. Thematic articles and case studies deal with conditioned nations/states in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. These nations/states are, on the one hand, subjected to transnational institutions, models, and forces and cannot fall back on the model of the classic nation state. On the other hand, the issues traditionally linked to the nation state as a polity – sovereignty, national economy, and identity – are still salient, as they serve to describe and evaluate the consequences of transnationalization. The volume addresses those processes as imminently political ones and poses the question of a transnational polity.
Contents: Andreas Langenohl/Kirsten Westphal: Introduction: Transnationalization Processes from the Perspective of Nations/States in Transformation – Valerie Bunce: Questioning Assumptions: Transitional Settings and Internationalization – F. Peter Wagner: Sovereignty in Conflict: Conflicts of Sovereignty – Pinar Akcali: Domestic Conflicts over European Integration: The Case of Turkey – Jörn Grävingholt: Sovereignty Questioned from Below: The Quest for Regional Autonomy in Post-Soviet Russia – Kirsten Westphal: Conflicts Between State and Market: The Nexus Between Transnationalization and Transformation and its Implications for Democracy – Elena Alvarez: Coca Production in Peru and its Implications at the National and Local Level – Margarita M. Balmaceda: Economies in Transformation in an Environment of Transnationalization: The Case of Eastern European Energy – Kati Suominen: Selective Liberalization in Response to Transnationalization: The Impact of Rules of Origin in Preferential Tariff Phase-Outs in the EU-Mexican FTA – Andreas Langenohl: Borderlines, Limits, And Closures: The Cultural Study of Transnationalization in Conditioned Nations/States – Zsuzsa Gille: Global Force, Connections, or Vision? The Three Meanings of Europe in Postsocialism – Nikolaus Werz: Populism and Neopopulism in Latin America: A Reaction to Transnationalization? – Martina Ritter: On the Development of the Private and the Public as Transnational Processes in Russia – Andreas Langenohl/Kirsten Westphal: Concluding Remarks: Transnationalization, Transformation, and the Location of the Normative.