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Nationalist Puzzles

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247516
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599460 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924751X.003.0001
 Nationalist Puzzles

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The nationalism of concern here is collective action designed to render the boundaries of the nation congruent with those of its governance unit. Governance units are territorial units responsible for providing the bulk of collective goods to their members. Nations, for their part, are highly solitary, territorially concentrated, culturally distinctive groups. On the basis of these definitions, the chapter distinguishes between four analytically distinct types of nationalism: state‐building, peripheral, irredentist, and unification nationalisms.

Keywords: cultural distinction; governance; irredentism; nation; nationalism; periphery; public goods; state‐building; unification

Chapter.  5845 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Theory

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