Nations and nationalism: Marxist approaches to the subject
Glenn, John (1997) Nations and nationalism: Marxist approaches to the subject. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 3, (2), 79-100. (doi:10.1080/13537119708428503).
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It is well known that the universalist predilection of Marx and Engels' writings led them to predict the eventual dissolution of nations and their replacement by a community of humankind. This essay argues that despite this universalist bias their writings do provide at least partial explanations of both nationalism and the rise of the nation-state. It is argued that Marx and Engels provide four perspectives on the subject; two on nationalism and two on the nation-state. The contribution therefore examines the instrumentalist and uneven development accounts of nationalism and the technological and social class explanations of the nation-state.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1080/13537119708428503|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
|Date Deposited:||11 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 02:31|
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