Ref.: Comparisons between Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Levant (West Asia)
We have recently launched a website http://www.nationstatecrisis.org in which we present our research program. Any comments on the contents of our Proposal and the possibility that your Center links our site will be deeply appreciated. Once you have entered into our Website do not forget to return to my mail and acknowledge receipt.
This Program or Proposal raises the question of whether the first absolutist empires that fell apart (the Spanish, the Ottoman, the Habsburg, the Tzarist, the Qing) could be compared among them and to the first modern European empires (the British, the French, the Dutch, the Belgian), and the last modern empires (Soviet Union, China). We also argue that the formation of the nation-states and their crises, which are currently taking place in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Levant (West Asia), could be mutually compared.
It seems to us that these crises are a current global phenomenon that cannot be studied in isolation. Apparently, they were originated in the particular way in which those empires collapsed.
We have launched this new website http://www.nationstatecrisis.org
to encourage studies and promote connections among them. Furthermore, we want to organize an International Conference which will be held at a time and place to be determined..
Eduardo R. Saguier
Museo Roca-Buenos Aires
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