Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

The Nation State and Beyond

Governing Globalization Processes in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Editors: Löhr, Isabella, Wenzlhuemer, Roland (Eds.)

  • Examines the role of state and non-state actors in historical globalization on the basis of hands-on empirical research
  • Illustrates the theoretical discussion on the concept of globalization with numerous empirical examples from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Applies an actor-centred approach that reveals the many overlapping layers of globalization
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The history of globalization is anything but a no-frills affair that moves smoothly along a clear-cut, unidirectional path of development, eventually leading to seamless global integration. Accordingly, scholarship in the social sciences has increasingly argued against equating the history of globalization processes and transcultural entanglements with the master narrative of the gradual homogenization of the world. Examining the shifting patterns of global connections has, therefore, become the main challenge for all those who seek to understand the past, the present and the future of modern societies. And this challenge includes finding a place for the nation state. The studies presented here argue that looking at the nation state from the perspective of global entanglements opens the door for its interpretation as a dynamic and multi-layered structure that takes part in globalization processes and plays various and at times even contradictory roles at the same time.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Nation State and Beyond. Governing Globalization Processes in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

    Löhr, Isabella (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • The “Forces Profondes” of Internationalism in the Late Nineteenth Century: Politics, Economy and Culture

    Thiemeyer, Guido

    Pages 27-42

  • “They Already Exist”: Don’t They? Conjuring Global Networks Along the Flow of Money

    Herren, Madeleine

    Pages 43-62

  • Institutionalised Co-operation on International Communication: The International Administrative Unions as a Means of Governing Globalisation Processes

    Weiß, Norman

    Pages 65-82

  • “A Most Powerful Instrument for a Despot”: The Telegraph as a Trans-national Instrument of Imperial Control and Political Mobilization in the Middle East

    Ewing, E. Thomas

    Pages 83-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nation State and Beyond
Book Subtitle
Governing Globalization Processes in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Editors
  • Isabella Löhr
  • Roland Wenzlhuemer
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32934-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32934-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-32933-3
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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