Nationalism has implied for more than two centuries that the world is, or should be, divided into nations. The success of this modern ideology is undeniable, as it has spread to every continent. It has been mobilized by actors that hold diverse, perhaps antagonistic, positions throughout the political spectrum. It may be the malleability of this ideology that has allowed it to triumph throughout the world. Although it has been announced as a passing phase that is in decline many times, in moments of crisis nationalism always seems to resonate anew, as if the remains of an ambiguous past were indicative of a better future.
- Which processes do modernist theories of nationalism associate with the emergence of nationalism?
- According to a nationalist worldview, in global politics, which boundaries should be congruent? Why?
- What are the differentiating factors between the ethnic and civic types of nationalism?