National Identity and Foreign Policy

Nationalism and Leadership in Poland, Russia and Ukraine

National Identity and Foreign Policy

This book argues that the foreign policy of any country is heavily influenced by national identity. This is especially the case in East-Central Europe where political institutions are weak, and social coherence remains subject to the vagaries of the concept of nationhood. Ilya Prizel's study examines the history and politics of Russia, Poland and Ukraine, and will be of interest to students of nationalism, as well as foreign policy and politics in East-Central Europe.


"...ingenious...The combination of disciplined history and well-contructed comparison makes this an exceptional foreign policy study." Foreign Affairs

' … Prizel's study bristles with thought-provoking insights …' Political Studies


Marshall Shulman Book Prize 1999 - Winner