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Taras, Ray 1946-

Works: 51 works in 269 publications in 2 languages and 9,163 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, 956
Classifications: JN6520.R43, 943.8
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Most widely held works by Ray Taras
Nation and politics in the Soviet successor states by Ian Bremmer( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 573 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
Consolidating democracy in Poland by Ray Taras( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 529 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
New states, new politics : building the post-Soviet nations( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 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
Poland, socialist state, rebellious nation by Ray Taras( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcommunist presidents( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 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
Political culture and foreign policy in Latin America : case studies from the Circum-Caribbean by Roland H Ebel( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the former USSR, Hungary, GDR (German Democratic Republik or Eastern Germany) Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Leadership change in communist states( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe by Ray Taras( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 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-elitist 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."--Publisher information
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 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal and illiberal nationalisms by Ray Taras( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 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."--Jacket
Democracy in Poland by Marjorie Castle( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe old and new : transnationalism, belonging, xenophobia by Ray Taras( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 236 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 religiousphobias 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 highlig
Challenging multiculturalism : European models of diversity by Ray Taras( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 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
Russia's identity in international relations : images, perceptions, misperceptions by Ray Taras( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 137 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
Fear and the making of foreign policy : Europe and beyond by Ray Taras( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 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
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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Raymond Taras Canadian university teacher

Taras Ray

Taras, Raymond.

Taras, Raymond 1946-

Taras, Raymond C.

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English (207)

French (4)

Consolidating democracy in PolandNew states, new politics : building the post-Soviet nationsPostcommunist presidentsIdeology in a socialist state : Poland, 1956-1983Handbook of political science research on the USSR and Eastern Europe : trends from the 1950s to the 1990sLiberal and illiberal nationalismsDemocracy in PolandEurope old and new : transnationalism, belonging, xenophobia