Our understanding of separatist movements is challenged daily by news reports from places as varied as India, Indonesia, Kosovo, and Quebec. This book gives readers a new insight into these movements by providing a thorough analysis of separatism from a historical and comparative perspective. It also studies the conditions, which ensure the success of integration and of melting-pot processes, in particular at the language level.
Bertrand M. Roehner was born in 1946 in Strasbourg (France), and is currently a professor at University Paris 7. He is the author of several books and nearly fifty papers that have appeared in various scientific journals in sociology, economics, and econophysics. He has been a guest at various leading economic institutions such as the Institute of Economics in Copenhagen and at Harvard's Department of Economics. Leonard J. Rahilly holds a Ph.D. in romance languages and linguistics from Princeton University. He taught languages briefly at the secondary level, and was a member of the faculty of the Department of Romance and Classical Languages at Michigan State University until his retirement in 1996. He is the author of several papers on medieval French manuscripts, as well as a number of others devoted to the pedagogy of language study. Several of the courses he has taught addressed the problems of translation.
Part 3 1 Prologue Chapter 4 1 Overview of Separatism Chapter 5 2 Analytical History or the Science of Clusters of Events Chapter 6 3 Methodological Illustrations: Pharmaceutical Catastrophes Part 7 2 Mechanisms Chapter 8 4 The Roots of Identity: Language, Time and the Land Chapter 9 5 Spatial Determinants of Separatism Chapter 10 6 Historical Determinants of Separatism Part 11 3 Observations Chapter 12 7 Anticolonial Resistance Chapter 13 8 Struggles for Autonomy Part 14 4 Epilogue Chapter 15 9 Unity versus Diversity Chapter 16 Notes Chapter 17 References Chapter 18 Index