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Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win

Peter Krause


Many of the world's states—from Algeria to Ireland to the United States—are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. This book offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation, focusing on the internal balance of power among nationalist groups, who cooperate with each other to establish a new state while simultaneously competing to lead it. The most powerful groups push to achieve states while they are in position to rule the ... More

Keywords: national movement, independence, statehood, power, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501708558
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501708558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Krause, author
Boston College