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Nationalism / Nation -State

by: Savannah Mahalak

Nationalism / Nation -State

Savannah Mahalak


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Date Created: 09/22/16
Thursday, September 22, y The Five Crises of Nation­State Building The Nation ­ Recall that “political identity” is how we as human beings distinguish ourselves from  others and how we connect ourselves politically to a group Political Divisions ­ A “nation” is a coup of people who:  1. Share demographic and cultural similarities ­ Reinforced by Symbols and Myths 2. Posses a feeling of community ­ Leads to in­group/ out­group or “us vs. them”  attitudes  3. Seek to control themselves politically (Self­ Determination) ­ Nations only exist because people believe they exist. They are not “real” (They are  socially­ constructed) ­ Two Forms: Volk Nationalism and Civic Nationalism Ethno­ Nationalism ­ Nationalism is self­defined  ­ Ethnicity is other­defined ­ When combined into ethno­nationalism, group boundaries are constructed on  ethnicity Nationalism ­ Defined: the sense of the political self that makes people feel patriotic about their  nation and connected to a “we­group” ­ Nationalism as an ideology: 1 Establishes values of what is good and bad 4. Directs adherents on how to act 1 Thursday, September 22, y 5. Links adherents together into a group 6. Distinguishes in­group from out­group members and reinforces the group  boundaries ­ Nationalism connects individuals:  ­ Become sentimentally attacked to the nation as homeland ­ Gain a sense of identity and self­esteem through their national identity ­ Are motivated to help (advance/ promote) their own in­group Nation as Political Identity ­ Nationalism holds the concept of the nation as the primary basis for human political  identity ­ People often have more than one basis for political identity, but the nation is expected to be “above all others” Patterns of Nation­State Formation ­ Nation precedes State (unification nationalism) ­ State precede Nation ( imagined community) ­ Nation and State co­evolve (“e pluribus unum”) Myth of the Nation­State ­ One State, One Nation (USA, Japan, Canada) ­ One State, Multi­National (majority of states) ­ Multi ­ State, Multi ­ National (Koreas, Yemens, Irelands, Balkans) ­ Stateless Nations (Kurds, Palestinians)  Positive Attributes of Nationalism ­ Historically, it has promoted Popular Sovereignty (Democracy) 2 Thursday, September 22, y ­ Discourages Imperialism through the promotion of Self­Determination ­ Facilitates Economic Growth/Development ­ Allows for diversity and experimentation (protection for minorities) Negative Aspects of Nationalism ­ Reluctance to help out­group members ­ Exclusionist and Nativist ­ Exceptionalist and Xenophobic ­ Encourage cultural discrimination and oppression of minorities ­ Promotes Imperialism of favored group as having the right/obligation to destroy or  control those it sees as inferior 3


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