After the Nation?: Critical Reflections on Nationalism and by Shane O'Neill, Keith Breen

By Shane O'Neill, Keith Breen

Explores the ways that the countryside and nationalism are challenged by means of modern realities. This quantity addresses changes to our realizing of nationwide sovereignty, difficulties posed via violent clash among rival nationwide tasks, the feasibility of postnationalist democracy and citizenship, and the controversy over international justice.

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I have argued elsewhere that it is most important not to confuse a millenarian and symbolic cultural attachment to a territory with the very modern doctrine of undivided and exclusive sovereignty over the state (Nimni, 2005). 4 Political Zionism and ethnosymbolism Perhaps the explanation of ethnosymbolism’s paradoxical emphasis on the nation-state lies elsewhere – in the affinities between ethnosymbolism 30 After the Nation? and political Zionism. Throughout the prolific and illuminating work of Anthony Smith, the Zionist interpretation of Jewish history and its modern territorial nationalist movement (political Zionism) offers an important source of inspiration.

From the perspective of students of nationalism, the most puzzling dimension of this expansion is that it is taking place mostly among cultural communities that have no possibility, or indeed desire, to build separate nation-states. Of course, we can identify a diminishing number of nationalist movements that steadfastly persist in the aim of building separate states (for example, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) where intractable bloody conflicts fester without the prospect of resolution. But in other, increasingly frequent, cases ethnonational communities exercise self-determination without constituting separate Ephraim Nimni 23 states, instead using mechanisms of devolution or national accommodation.

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