Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart

In this talk, Columbia sociologist and political scientist Andreas Wimmer offers bold new answers to an age-old question.

Why is national integration achieved in some diverse countries, while others are destabilized by political inequality between ethnic groups, contentious politics or even separatism and ethnic war? Traversing centuries and continents, from early-19th-century Europe and Asia to contemporary Africa, Andreas Wimmer delves into the slow-moving historical forces that encourage political alliances to stretch across ethnic divides and build national unity.











When: Tue., Mar. 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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In this talk, Columbia sociologist and political scientist Andreas Wimmer offers bold new answers to an age-old question.

Why is national integration achieved in some diverse countries, while others are destabilized by political inequality between ethnic groups, contentious politics or even separatism and ethnic war? Traversing centuries and continents, from early-19th-century Europe and Asia to contemporary Africa, Andreas Wimmer delves into the slow-moving historical forces that encourage political alliances to stretch across ethnic divides and build national unity.

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