The Resource The microstates of Europe : designer nations in a post-modern world, P. Christiaan Klieger

The microstates of Europe : designer nations in a post-modern world, P. Christiaan Klieger

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The microstates of Europe : designer nations in a post-modern world
Title
The microstates of Europe
Title remainder
designer nations in a post-modern world
Statement of responsibility
P. Christiaan Klieger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The seven microstates of Europe, i.e. Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Malta, San Marino, Sovereign Order of St. John, and Vatican City are remarkable not only for their size, but their persistence. Most have been around for centuries, while much larger empires have come and gone. Despite the great events of the last two millennia, these countries have come into existence and have managed to steer a course away from incorporation within their larger neighbors. Why is this? Rather than being an exercise in triviality, the study in The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-Modern World of the histories of these tiny states may provide insight into tenaciousness of national aspirations and ethnic solidarity that are everywhere evident. Modernist studies tend to view the microstates as illogical anomalies destined to disappear under the crush of social progress. However, these states are anything but marginal--in fact, they are among the richest states in the world. This book examines the phenomenon from structural history and anthropological perspectives. It is not a grand history of petite places--rather, it is an "ethnographic anthology" of a few places in Europe that should not logically exist. The Microstates of Europe is a post-modern critique of the trends of globalism, and it examines the counter-trend of increasing nationalism, particularism, and cultural relativism. Rather than being eclectic exceptions, the microstates may demonstrate the survival of extremely long enduring mechanisms of collective boundary maintenance that are most likely present in many communities throughout the world."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klieger, P. Christiaan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC365
LC item number
.K5554 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • States, Small
  • Zwergstaat
  • Politische Identität
  • Political science
  • States, Small
  • Europe, Western
  • Europa
  • Europe, Western
Label
The microstates of Europe : designer nations in a post-modern world, P. Christiaan Klieger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- towards the post-modern state -- Principality of Andorra -- Principality of Liechtenstein -- Sovereign military order of Malta -- Republic of Malta -- Republic of San Marino -- State of Vatican City -- Principality of Monaco -- Flotsam, jetsam, and survey errors -- The limits of globalism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780739174265
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021844556
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809616057
  • (OCoLC)ocn809616057
Label
The microstates of Europe : designer nations in a post-modern world, P. Christiaan Klieger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- towards the post-modern state -- Principality of Andorra -- Principality of Liechtenstein -- Sovereign military order of Malta -- Republic of Malta -- Republic of San Marino -- State of Vatican City -- Principality of Monaco -- Flotsam, jetsam, and survey errors -- The limits of globalism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780739174265
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021844556
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809616057
  • (OCoLC)ocn809616057

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