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Nation, Nationalism
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1. Concept and Development

1.1. Concept

Underlying the concept of the nation is the idea of differences. Various notions are presupposed that confirm the existence and solidarity of a given human group in distinction from all that is alien to it (Foreigners, Aliens). Consent thus arises as to what a nation is. It carries with it the thought of a future, the guarantee for which seems to be power. In other words, it is a component of social reproduction as a continuation of…

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Turcotte, Paul-André, “Nation, Nationalism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_N29>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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