This study examines Irish, Basque and Carlist nationalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first chapter covers definitions of the nation and nationalism, relationship of both to politics and ideology, and an overview of the inception and evolution of nationalism in Western Europe. Following chapters explore case studies, providing historical background of the relevant regions of the UK and Spain and discussing the respective movements and their ideological development. The final chapter deals with comparison of the case studies and categorizes variants of nationalism in the liberal states of Europe.
M. K. FLYNN has been a lecturer in politics since 1995 at the University of the West of England (UWE). Dr Flynn has contributed articles and book reviews to History of European Ideas, The European Legacy, The Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.