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Are National Identities Artificial?
Are National Identities Artificial?

Author(s): Marian Simion
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: custom; ethnicity; identity; nationalism; tradition
Summary/Abstract: This paper outlines the debate over the artificiality of national identities by attempting to explore questions such as: What are national identities? How are they created? And, who is involved in creating them? If they are modern creations then why do their adherents insist they are ancient? If they are created what are the goals of their creators. This debate is increasingly relevant in the context of migration and integration; a phenomenon that primarily seems to affect the Global North.

  • Page Range: 200-208
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English