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Taras, Ray 1946-

Works: 57 works in 312 publications in 3 languages and 10,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, 956
Classifications: JN6520.R43, 943.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ray Taras
Political culture and foreign policy in Latin America : case studies from the Circum-Caribbean by Roland H Ebel( )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging multiculturalism : European models of diversity by Ray Taras( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, European political leaders from Angela Merkel to David Cameron have discarded the term 'multiculturalism' and now express scepticism, criticism and even hostility towards multicultural ways of organising their societies. Yet they are unprepared to reverse the diversity existing in their states. These contradictory choices have different political consequences in the countries examined in this book. The future of European liberalism is being played out as multicultural notions of belonging, inclusion, tolerance and the national home are brought into question."--Publisher's website
Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe by Ray Taras( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are anti-Muslim attitudes becoming the spectre that is haunting Europe? Is Islamophobia as widespread and virulent as is made out? Or do some EU societies appear more prejudiced than others? To what extent are European fears about unmanaged immigration the basis for scapegoating Muslim communities? And is there an anti-elitest dimension to Europeans' protest about rapid demographic change occurring in their countries? This cross-national analysis of Islamophobia looks at these questions in an innovative, even-handed way, steering clear of politically-correct clichés and stereotypes. It cautions that Islamophobia is a serious threat to European values and norms, and must be tackled by future immigration and integration policy. First comprehensive study of Islamophobic attitudes in Europe: traces their origins and identifies their consequences. Comparative analysis of the roots of European xenophobia and its destructive consequence in the rise and spread of anti-Muslim attitudes. Explores the growing opposition to immigration across Europe, with a special focus on the cases of France and Germany. Textbook features include tables of comparative data and sidebars illustrating key issues."--Publisher's website
Fear and the making of foreign policy : Europe and beyond by Ray Taras( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Taras explains the causal mechanisms propelling three EU states to become engaged in outside conflicts and tells the story of when and why xenophobia at home is converted into xenophobia abroad. Key features: a scholarly investigation into the role that human phobias play in international politics; examines states in Europe and beyond that have been marked by contrasting historical pathways whose policy responses to "strangers" at home and to "friends" or "foes" abroad are dramatically dissimilar; addresses the phenomena of social fears, moral panic, and declinism of the Wet through the prism of xenophobic attitudes and their often underestimated consequences; and includes chapter-length case studies of France, Poland, and Sweden, as well as offering counterpoints furnished by the US, China, Iran, and Turkey. -- Back cover
Nation and politics in the Soviet successor states by Ian Bremmer( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding ethnic conflict : the international dimension by Ray Taras( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Additions to the second edition include discussion of several recent conflicts. Taras (Tulane U.) and Ganguly (U. of East Anglia) define the concepts behind current theories on nations and ethnicity before applying these ideas to specific issues. Theories about the causes of ethnic conflict are exam
New states, new politics : building the post-Soviet nations( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since first publication in 1993, Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor-States edited by Ian Bremmer and Ray Taras has established itself internationally as the first genuinely comprehensive, systematic and rigorous analysis of the nation- and state-building processes of the fifteen new states which grew out of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations succeeds and replaces the editors' earlier book with a new collection of specially commissioned studies from the world's foremost specialists. Far from eradicating tensions among the former Soviet peoples, the disintegration of empire has seen national minorities rediscovering long-suppressed new identities. The contributors to New States, New Politics once again bring together historical and ethnic background with penetrating political analysis to offer a fresh, up-to-date and unique record of the different roads to self-assertion and independence being pursued by these young nations. --Publisher description
Consolidating democracy in Poland by Ray Taras( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive analysis of politics in a young European democracy, this book describes the principal features of Poland's democratic system - the political institutions, parties, elections, and leaders that have shaped the transition from communism. Recognizing that democratic consolidation requires economic development, Raymond Taras also considers Poland's economic performance under free-market rules as well as the related issues of privatization, foreign investment, trade, and integration into the global economy. His testing of theories of transition and development makes this text an important contribution to the comparative study of democratic consolidation
Poland, socialist state, rebellious nation by Ray Taras( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology in a socialist state : Poland, 1956-1983 by Ray Taras( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology in a Socialist Slate describes the changes in the ideology of Poland's rulers from the October events of 1956 to the lifting of martial law in 1983. Ideology has been one of the most debated and equivocal concepts in social science, yet this is one of the first attempts to examine it in a systematic, longitudinal and empirical way. Dr Taras analyses how central principles of Marxism-Leninism (the leading role of the party, party influence on trade unions, the church, culture and science) interpreted by Poland's political leaders
Postcommunist presidents( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Road to disillusion : from critical Marxism to postcommunism in Eastern Europe by Ray Taras( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the former USSR, Hungary, GDR (German Democratic Republik or Eastern Germany) Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Europe old and new : transnationalism, belonging, xenophobia by Ray Taras( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Europe indeed uniting or instead falling apart as a result of anti-immigrant prejudices, a massive Islamic influx, and ancient intra-European hatreds? This innovative and engaging book explores this key question by examining the national and religious phobias and prejudices, antipathies and sympathies, stereotypes and heterotypes of Europe west and east. Considering the sources of Europe's culture-based divide, Ray Taras argues that the idea of two "Europes" is grounded both in reality and myth. The accession process that brought a dozen new members into the European Union after 2004 highlighted the persisting gulf between "old" and "new" Europe. While many concrete borders between east and west were removed (commercial, legal, passport regimes), many remained (absence of a single Euro currency zone, labor market, and security community). Virtual borders too were invented or re-imagined: the postmaterialist, inclusionary, tolerant values supposedly found in old Europe versus the materialist, nationalistic, xenophobic ones of new Europe. After reviewing the two Europes' contrasting historical legacies, Taras examines the EU institutions designed to overcome the historical European divide. He considers the treaties, political rhetoric, citizen attitudes, and literary narratives of belonging and separation that both bind and fray the fabric of Europe. Throughout, this interdisciplinary work provides a comprehensive, hard-hitting, and unabashed review of how enlarged Europe embraces contrasting understandings of its political home and of who belongs and who does not
Leadership change in communist states( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal and illiberal nationalisms by Ray Taras( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How people construct their idea of home influences the types of nationalisms that emerge in various parts of the world. These nationalisms can be inclusive or exclusionary, tolerant or intolerant, peaceful or violent. In this important new book, Ray Taras provides a comprehensive analysis of the history and study of nationalism. He describes what happens when home is defined as empire (Russia and India), secessionist state (KwaZulu and Quebec), uninational Volkstaat (Germany and Israel), or transnational community (Islam and anti-Americanism). Finally, he explores the idea that the mantra of multiculturalism has fuelled conflicts over what home is and generates divisions within and between communities."--BOOK JACKET
Handbook of political science research on the USSR and Eastern Europe : trends from the 1950s to the 1990s( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in Poland by Marjorie Castle( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National identities and ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe by Poland) World Congress of Central and East European Studies (5th : 1995 : Warsaw( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a cross-national analysis of the changing identities of various national and ethnic groups, their political influence in the emergent democracies and their efforts to revive suppressed cultures. Ìt begins with a theoretical analysis of the concepts of national identity and ethnicity. Ìt features case studies of contemporary Belarussian, Polish and Ukrainian national identities before turning to a study of Eastern Europe's hidden ethnic minorities, such as the Finno Ugric peoples in Russia, the Lemkos in Poland and the Gypsies in Bulgaria
Russia's identity in international relations : images, perceptions, misperceptions by Ray Taras( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together leading scholars from Russia and outside experts on Russia, this book looks at the difference between the image Russia has of itself and the way it is viewed in the West. It discusses the historical, cultural and political foundations that these images are built upon, and goes on to analyse how contested these images are, and their impact on Russian identity. The book questions whether differing images explain fractiousness in Western-Russian relations in the new century, or whether distinct 'imaginary solitudes' offer a better platform from which to negotiate differences. Pr
Le débat linguistique au Québec : la communauté italienne et la langue d'enseignement by Donat J Taddeo( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Consolidating democracy in Poland
New states, new politics : building the post-Soviet nationsConsolidating democracy in PolandIdeology in a socialist state : Poland, 1956-1983Postcommunist presidentsEurope old and new : transnationalism, belonging, xenophobiaLiberal and illiberal nationalismsHandbook of political science research on the USSR and Eastern Europe : trends from the 1950s to the 1990sDemocracy in PolandNational identities and ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe
Alternative Names
Raymond Taras Canadian university teacher

Raymond Taras professeur d'université canadien

Taras Ray

Taras, Raymond.

Taras, Raymond 1946-

Taras, Raymond C.

Taras, Raymond C. 1946-

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Italian (1)