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The Power of Identity
Politics in a New Key



January 1997 | 176 pages | CQ Press

"After a long period of neglect, political scientists are again noticing identity politics. Hoover's book is beautifully written, brief by comprehensive, and appropriate for a wide range of undergraduate courses. Most impressive, Hoover links micro-level processes (human development and the construction of individual identities) with macro-politics (the formation and maintenance of organized systems of power), examining, among other topics, gender, multiculturalism, and the sources and consequences of democracy and authoritarianism."

—Alec Stone Sweet
Univeristy of California, Irvine


The text is very interesting from the perspective of individual and collective identities and modern politicization/nationalization. Unfortunately, the courses assigned to me in the current semester, do not consider political identity as primary topic, and I could not adopt the book so far, but would like to do that in the future.

Ms Nives Rumenjak
International Relations, Webster University
January 28, 2015

too peripheral for our courses in the business school

Dr Andrew Whalley
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
October 30, 2013

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