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dc.contributor.authorMalešević, Siniša
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:15:40Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:15:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-01
dc.identifier.citationMalešević, Siniša (2011). Nationalism, war and social cohesion. Ethnic and Racial Studies 34 (1), 142-161
dc.identifier.issn0141-9870,1466-4356
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/12602
dc.description.abstractMost studies of nationalism and war focus on the direct causal relationship between the two. Whereas the naturalist theories see strong national attachments as a primary cause of war, the formativist approaches understand nationalism as an inevitable product of warfare. This paper challenges both of these leading interpretations by problematizing the nature of group solidarity in the large scale violent conflicts. The author develops an alternative argument that emphasizes the centrality of two institutional processes: centrifugal ideologization and the cumulative bureaucratization of coercion. The principal argument is that war does not create nationalism neither does nationalism generate wars. Instead the development of nationalism owes much to the macro historical institutional processes that have little to do with the actual battlefields.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofEthnic and Racial Studies
dc.subjectnationalism
dc.subjectwar
dc.subjectideology
dc.subjectsolidarity
dc.subjectviolence
dc.subjectbureaucracy
dc.titleNationalism, war and social cohesion
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01419870.2010.489647
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/bitstream/document/25673/1/ssoar-ers-2010-1-malesevic-nationalism.pdf
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