Rogers Brubaker, Nationalism Reframed (1996).

Summary: Begins by arguing for an institutionalist approach to nationalism, arguing that “nations are not substantial and enduring entities but exist as institutionalized forms and as contingent events.”  Brubaker proposes a new analytic framework for understanding nationalism in post-communist Europe.  His pitch is for a “triadic interrelationship between newly nationalizing states, homeland nationalisms and recently-created rational minorities



Important Insight: Weds a primordialist account of the nation with an institutional perspective



Methodology: Tests his theory using post-communist Europe