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The Ethics of Nationalism

Margaret Moore

in The Ethics of Nationalism

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780198297468
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599958 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198297467.003.0001
The Ethics of Nationalism

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This chapter defines ‘nationalism’ and its related terms, and examines various accounts of the origin and persistence of national identities, and their relevance to developing an ethics of nationalism. It distinguishes between three types of constructivist arguments, and argues that only one type seems adequate in explaining how national identities originate and maintain themselves.

Keywords: constructivism; ethics; national identity; nationalism; nations; territory

Chapter.  8449 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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