1. Research Library

        Spatial Conceptions of the Nation: Modernizing Geographies in Greece and Turkey : (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

        Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thalia Dragonas, and Çağlar Keyder

        London I B Tauris & Co 2010

        ISBN 978-1848851313

      1. A collection of texts by sociologists, political scientists, and historians who examine the enormously complicated past (and present) of Greece and Turkey. Of particular focus is the historical process of these countries establishing themselves as nation-states, and how their respective cultures of national identity have been linked to territorial claims and a focus on geography. The book’s attention to modern concepts of ‘nation-building’, the examination of how national identity is constructed and maintained, and issues of borders provide insights that can be applied to other contexts as well. Important background for the 2nd FORMER WEST Research Congress (editor Çağlar Keyder, is a contributor).