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PLSC1380.4.8.2008 - NATIONALISM AND TERRORISM April 8 2008...

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Unformatted text preview: NATIONALISM AND TERRORISM April 8, 2008 Nationalism Tibet not nation state...normative question: what should US policy towards Tibet/ China be? what are the consequences? Tibet is in China, China controls Tibet. not national determination, but independence. Human Rights issues. US can pick to support Tibet or China, domestic sovereignbility->values (democracy)/ ideals OR stability/ power/ security important so=> China REAL POLITIK power and stability WaR!, instead US wants liberty/equality what itself was built upon. Serbia and Kosovo (US/Euro), but then Russia comes in. DeFinitions: nation- a group of people bound together (large) lies on identity of the people...things that bind cultural/social objective component- bound together by noticeable characteristics = languages/culture/tradition/ethnicity =>foundation of a nation state nationalism:nation::patriotism:state subjective component- peoples' consciousness of being united. Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians, Macedonians Policy of National Self-Determination control destination PoSitive Effects: Liberty-Freedom/ Equality/ Individualism, Opportunity NeGative Effects: 1: Nationalism causes many conflicts. (Lessons of Munich--Sudetenland Germany wanted more land after gettint his back) 2: Places importance on uniformity (social identity theory--comparing with other equals; child developing i'm not mother, etc.; constant comparison) 3: Nationalism has been criticized because leaders are DOCILE, favoring rights of the nation group is key, but taking it too far 4: focuses popular attention on war, crucible of conflicts (ex. serbia partisan resistant turned WWII around)...paranoia/obsession=you will find it.resistant turned WWII around)....
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PLSC1380.4.8.2008 - NATIONALISM AND TERRORISM April 8 2008...

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