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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 1997


Local EPrints ID: 34098
ISSN: 1353-7113
PURE UUID: 24bac208-4683-4230-856b-e267c31aa8e8

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:51

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