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University of Toronto St. George
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POL312 – Canadian Foreign Policy Lecture 20 Prof. Greaves Mar 7 2013 IS.SP Class 20 Domestic Foreign Policy Nexus 2 Core Concepts - Identity: our relationship to others (and ourselves) o “Imagined communities” (Anderson) o In the late 20 century (Post 60’s) there is an explosion of identity politics. It took on a new dynamic in the aftermath in women’s movement, African American movement, gay rights movement, environmental movement, and other civil movements. o Imagined bonds that people share. Identity groups are collective but they also only have meaning because other people don’t share them. They constitute each other. - Citizenship: our relationship to the state o Reciprocal duties and obligations o “Postnational citizenship”? “Globalized citizenship?” o Citizenship has 2 things – 1 , legal relationship because if you are a citizen of a state, then state owes you something. There can be a reciprocal relationship where you owe the state something like taxes or military service. 2 , a sense of obligation and attached to the nation of your citizenship, and is in line with being a “good citizen”. o We have this ideas and identity which is malleable to us. - Canada: nation of immigrants but also a state without a (single) nation o Ethnic nationalism vs. Civic nationalism o Regional concentration of diaspora groups: i.e. Haitians in Montreal, Ukrainians in Prairies, South Asians in Brampton…  concept of pluralism o Urban’/rural decide re: concentration of immigrant communities o Canada, US, New Zealand, Australia… these are places that effectively displaced indigenous population. The national identity that is nationally dominant are magnification of particular identity of the most powerful and elite groups in the society which is to say that they are the identities that reflect the identities. o Civil nationalism – non ethnic concept of nationalism. Diasporas - Various definitions - Most emphasize: being out of place, longing for home, otherness, discrimination, lack of assimilation - Changing global dynamics of migration and belonging require changed understanding of diaspora populations - Diaspora means connection to 2 distinct
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