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Thinking through Nationalism

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780198293354
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293356.003.0001
Thinking through Nationalism

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The chapter begins by taking stock of two decades of sophisticated intellectual debate by sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers about the nature and significance of nationalism. It then examines how nationalism may or may not be compatible with contemporary currents in liberal political theory, following in the footsteps of Will Kymlicka, Yael Tamir, David Miller, Jacob Levy, and others. It ends with an appendix evaluating Rogers Brubaker’s argument on why political theorists should avoid legitimizing the vocabulary of nationalists — including the category of ‘nation’ — when explaining nationalist movements.

Keywords: liberal theory; nation; political culture; Rogers Brubaker

Chapter.  10133 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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