Nationalism

[Revised entry by Nenad Miscevic on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "nationalism" is generally used to describe two phenomena: (1) the attitude that the members of
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[Revised entry by Nenad Miscevic on December 15, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "nationalism" is generally used to describe two phenomena: (1) the attitude that the members of a nation have when they care about their national identity, and (2) the actions that the members of a nation take when seeking to achieve (or sustain) self-determination. (1) raises questions about the concept of a nation (or national identity), which is often defined in terms of common origin, ethnicity, or cultural ties, and specifically about whether an individual's membership in a nation should be regarded as non-voluntary or voluntary. (2) raises questions about whether...

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