From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia's History as a Nation-State

David J Smith (Editor), David J Galbreath (Editor), Geoffrey Swain (Editor)

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Abstract

Taking its cue from the 90th anniversary commemorations of November 2008, this work explores the relationship between state and nationhood during the three phases to date in Latvia’s existence as a territorial entity: the sovereign statehood of 1918-1940; the Soviet and Nazi occupations of 1940-1944 and the ensuing half-century within the USSR; and the post-1991 period, which has seen the restoration of independence on the basis of legal continuity from the inter-war period and – latterly – accession to the European Union. The aim in relation to all three eras is to go beyond the often essentialising contours of Cold War and post-Cold War debates and reveal the underlying complexities and ambiguities of political and social development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherRodopi
Number of pages174
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-3098-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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