By Shlomo Ben-Ami, Yoav Peled, Alberto Spektorowski
On the sunrise of the 3rd millennium, an important kind of political association within the 20th century, the countryside, is coming less than loads of strain from restive ethnic teams that stay inside its barriers. The fourteen unique essays during this quantity examine a number of the demanding situations to the geographical region, and to modernity itself, posed through the revival of ethnic identities and ethnic conflicts. matters reminiscent of multiculturalism, language coverage, politicized spiritual fundamentalism and ethnic protest are tested theoretically from philosophical, political and sociological views. those theoretical issues are provided either in distinct theoretical essays and within the context of case stories concerning 3 sorts of states: industrialized, liberal states in Western Europe, settler states in the USA, Africa and the center East, and post-colonial states in Asia and Africa. participants to this quantity come from best universities in Israel, Europe and North the US and from a number of educational disciplines: heritage, philosophy, political technological know-how, sociology and geography.