Nationalism

Nigbur, D. (2017) Nationalism. In: Moghaddam, F., ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. London: Sage. pp. 527-530 ISBN 9781483391168

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Abstract

Nationalism may refer to two different but related concepts: an ideology concerned with the creation, maintenance, and/or defense of a nation-state; or an extreme version of this ideology, which results in the rejection of others who do not belong to the same nation. Both definitions have currency in political debates on topics such as democracy, independence, self-determination, migration, and xenophobia.
This entry will explain both of these senses of nationalism by defining nations and nation-states, illustrating nationalism as a psychologically influential ideology with specific reference to the importance of national identity content, and outlining individual differences in relating to national identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Dennis Nigbur
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 14:58
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 14:58
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16051

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