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1

Proto-nationa bonds (Hobsbawm)

Historic characteristics that link regional, ethnic, religious communities. (pre-modern states)

2

What is the goal or driver of democracy? (Hobsbawm)

State-Building

3

Difference between civic and ethnic nationalism

They are often mixed, hard to find a nationalism with only one of them

4

What is the impact of globalization on nationalism?

- State/economy-making functions
- Globalization and international labor removes these functions
- No territorial homogeneity in nation-states
- Nationalism irrelevant to contemporary globalization process
- In EU and US pushes nationalist movements

5

Benedict Anderson's "imagined community"

- Imagined bc members know of existence of other members but haven't really met them
- Mass communication (language)

6

When did nationalism appear?

19th Century

7

What are the countries that were constructed on the basis of nationalism?

Germany, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Spain

8

What are the theoretical weaknesses of Hobsbawm (Smith)

- Unclear use of term "ethnic"
- Fails to consider importance of cultural notions
- No rule of masses as subjects of history
- Masses manipulated by elites