In Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World, world-renowned scholars employ various aspects of Connor's work to explicate the recent upsurge of nationalism on a global scale. In keeping with the growing awareness that the study of ethnonationalism requires an interdisciplinary approach, the contributors represent a number of academic disciplines, including anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, social psychology, sociology and world politics. The book discusses issues such as identity, ethnicity and nationalism, primordialism, social constructionism, ethnic conflict, separatism and federalism. It also features case studies on the Basque country, South Africa and Canada.

Preface 1 - Conceptualizing Nationalism, Daniele Conversi; 2 - Nationalism and Political Illegitimacy, Walker Connor; Modernity and Emotions 3 - Dating the Nation, Anthony D Smith; 4 - The Primordialists, Donald L. Horowitz; 5 - The Primordialist/ Constructivist Debate Today, Joshua A. Fishman; Case Studies 6 - Sabino's Sin: Racism and the Founding of Basque Nationalism, William Douglass; 7 - Ethnonationalism in Black and White: Scholars and the South African revolution, John Stone; 8 - Sovereignty or separation? Contemporary political discourse in Canada, John Edwards; Applied Connorian Perspectives 9 - Federations and The Management of Nations: Walker Connor and Ernest Gellner, Brendan OíLeary; 10 - Ethnic conflict and third party mediation: A critical review, William Safran; 11 - Religion and Nationalism in the First World, John Coakley; Wider Implications
12 - Homeland Making and the Territorialization of National Identity, Robert J. Kaiser; 13 - Ethnicity and Nationality: The Twin-Matrices of Nationalism, Thomas Spira; 14 - Resisting Primordialism (and other -isms), Daniele Conversi; 15 - A Bibliography, 1967-2001, Walker Connor