Notions of Nationalism
Central European University Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Political Science - 247 pages
In this highly topical volume, a group of distinguished scholars explore various aspects of nationalism theory and shed light on the current thinking in this area of great contemporary importance. Such topics as primordialism, institutional plurality in multi-ethnic states, historical problems of nationalism, and the importance of local-level understanding in dealing with such problems, are examined with clarity and vision. Together the essays provide a valuable insight into an intricate debate which is of crucial relevance to the understanding of contemporary politics not only in Central Europe but in the world at large.
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Institutional Plurality Problem or Solution for the Multiethnic State?
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The Significance of Preconceptions Europe of Civil Societies and Europe of Nationalities
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Page 14 - a force: that beggared all imagination. Suddenly war again became the business of the people — a people of thirty millions, all of whom considered themselves to be citizens ... The people became a participant in war; instead of governments and
Page 11 - Gellner is so anxious to show that nationalism masquerades under false pretences that he assimilates “invention” to “fabrication” and “falsity”, rather than to “imagining” and “creation”.
Page 11 - nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness; it invents nations where they do not exist'.