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Lecture 7

Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli, Industrial Revolution


Department
Political Science
Course Code
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Erin Hannah
Lecture
7

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Nationalism & Sub-National
Identities
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Nationalism
-the belief that the world’s people are divided into nations
-each nation's the right to self-determination, either as self-governing units within existing
states, or as nation states of their own
-the nation provides people with their primary sense of belonging
-an ethic of hero sacrifice
-a political, cultural and moral concept where emphasis is places on shared language, culture,
religion, history, or ethnicity
-may have cultural or political aspirations
-nationalism is two-faced, difficult to separate the good from the bad
State
-a sovereign, self-governing, political entity
-has clearly defined internationally recognized borders
-has to provide security for citizens
-should provide predictable methods for adjudicating disputes (people, organizations, etc)
-regulating dominant norms and values
-freedom to participate in politics
-toleration of descent
-respect for human rights and regional/political institutions
Strong States
-the citizens view the state as legitimate
-extensive and flourishing civil societies
-extensive infrastructure
-lots of allies
-reasonable international presence
Nation
-a group of people who feel bound by a common language, culture, religion history or ethnicity
-can be non-territorial and/or non-contiguous
Civic Nationalism:
-loyalty to the institutions and values of a particular political community
-it is inclusive form of nationalism; membership is open/governed by legal processes
(citizenship)
-jus soli = citizenship by place of birth
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