National Identity

Liah Greenfeld and Jonathan Eastwood

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566020
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

National Identity

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This article looks at the study of national identity, which must start with a preliminary investigation of the question of identity. It provides definitions of national identity and nationalism before moving on to historical explanations for the rise of nationalism. It also identifies types of nationalism and their political implications.

Keywords: national identity; identity; definitions; nationalism; historical explanations; types of nationalism; political implications

Article.  9046 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Behaviour

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