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" Nationalism is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent. "
Reconstructing a National Identity: The Jews of Habsburg Austria during ... - Page 6
by Marsha L. Rozenblit - 2001 - 272 pages
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Hopes and Shadows: Eastern Europe After Communism

James F. Brown - History - 1994 - 367 pages
...Ernest Gellner has a definition of nationalism that is worth reproducing: Nationalism is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent. Nationalism as a sentiment, or as a movement, can best be described in terms of this principle. Nationalist...
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Global Dangers: Changing Dimensions of International Security

Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller - Political Science - 1995 - 370 pages
...organization." Ibid. Also similar are EJ Hobsbawm and Ernest Gellner, who define nationalism as "primarily a principle which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent." Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 1780, p. 9, quoting and adopting Gellner's definition. However,...
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From Subject to Citizen: Australian Citizenship in the Twentieth Century

Alastair Davidson - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 341 pages
...people, and that makes it imperative to know clearly who constitutes the people: Nationalism is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent. The struggles to make the state and the nation congruent have been at the root of much of the slaughter...
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Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman ...

Hasan Kayali - History - 1997 - 266 pages
...period under study. To argue this on the basis of Ernest Gellner's conception of nationalism as "a principle which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent" 32 would, of course, not be of much value in studying the empire. Somewhat more nuanced is John Breuilly's...
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Britain for and Against Europe: British Politics and the Question of ...

David Baker, David Seawright - Political Science - 1998 - 252 pages
...SNP, Plaid Cymru, and Europe James Mitchell INTRODUCTION Gellner argues that Nationalism is 'primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent' (Gellner l983: l). Implicit in this is the idea that forces outside the nation have no right to interfere...
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An Essay on the Modern State

Christopher W. Morris - Philosophy - 2002 - 318 pages
...[Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993], p. 124). 25. Gellner characterizes nationalism as the political principle "which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent." Nations and Nationalism, p. 1. It is not unusual to include in the "definition" of a nation the desire...
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Theories of War and Peace: An International Security Reader

Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Cote, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Steven E. Miller - Political Science - 1998 - 566 pages
...organization." Ibid. Also similar are EJ Hobsbawm and Ernest Gellner, who define nationalism as "primarily a principle which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent." Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 3780, p. 9, quoting and adopting Gellner's definition. However,...
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Nationalism and Hybridity in Mongolia

Uradyn Erden Bulag - Social Science - 1998 - 302 pages
...one point: that nationalism is a modern phenomenon and, as defined by Gellner (1983: 1), "primarily a principle which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent', a definition shared by Hobsbawm (1990: 9). There are several ways to attain this, and the newly emergent...
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Citizenship, Diversity and Pluralism: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives

Alan C. Cairns, John C. Courtney, Peter MacKinnon - Political Science - 2000 - 304 pages
...generations. The idea of nationalism that creates bitter trouble is that defined by Ernest Gellner: the "political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent."7 According to this idea, the problem of how to share identity space can be solved by giving...
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Handbook of Language & Ethnic Identity

Joshua A. Fishman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 480 pages
...language is also made by a number of social scientists. To Ernest Gellner, nationalism is "primarily a principle which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent"; and the national unit is most commonly defined in terms of language (Gellner 1983: 1l. Some twentieth-century...
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