Globalization and National Identities

Crisis or Opportunity?

  • Paul Kennedy
  • Catherine J. Danks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Globalization and the Crisis of Identities?

  3. Globalization: Crisis and Threat

  4. Globalization: Opportunity and Creative Adaptation

  5. Globalization: The Challenge of an Uncertain Future

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 224-256

About this book


Drawing on original research from social scientists working on twelve countries this book explores the key issues faced by nations and citizens as they struggle to rediscover, reaffirm or reconstruct their sense of national identities in the face of globalizing forces. Some nations and peoples experience the fragmentation of once certain identities as threatening and likely to generate political and social breakdown. Others encounter globalization as a challenge which brings uncertainties but also opportunities for adaptation, the evolution of hybrid identities or new forms of protest.


evolution Germany globalization identity migration Nation politics poverty transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Kennedy
    • 1
  • Catherine J. Danks
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

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