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The nation-state/empire as a unit of analysis in the history of international relations: A case study in Northeast Asia, 1868-1933

Akami, Tomoko


In this chapter I propose the notion of the “nation state/empire” as a new way of conceptualising an actor in international politics, and as a basic unit in an analysis of international politics for the period between the late nineteenth century and 1945. The period is exemplary for two reasons. First, in the late nineteenth century, the nation state that was based on popular or national principles of legitimacy became prominent: at the same time, many nation states were competing for new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32934-0_9


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