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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Joseph Wong
Semester
Winter

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POL101 Jan 9 Nationalism and Conflict What is nationalismSeemingly obvious answer the ideology of nations A nation is a group that wants to have its own stateBut things are not so simpleWhat is a nationA group of people who believe they share a common fate history culture and languageNationalism says that the state and nation should be congruentBut this only occurs under modern conditionsNever before in human history did people insist their leaders be of the same culture and never did leaders try to make the people share their cultureThis is a modern phenomenonIts this need for congruence that needs to be explained Nationalism and ModernizationHigh culture and low cultures European monarchs and populationsIndustrial society and need for universalization of high cultureIn this way nations are constructed they are projects of elites sometimes competing projects They dont exist as things in th
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