University at Albany

The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in Post-Leninist States (2007)
by Cheng Chen

Associate Professor of Political Science Cheng Chen examines the results of the fall of communism in The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism. Chen asserts how liberalism and nationalism in China and
Russia were harder to reconcile because of Leninism’s indigenous role in nation-building. This compelling study is relevant to the difficulty of establishing democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq.