NATIONALISM

NATIONALISM - /NATIONALISM/ M.7.13.09 Rousseau, Hobbes,...

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//NATIONALISM// M.7.13.09 Rousseau, Hobbes, Locke's theories were NOT?? immediately transitioned by the end of the 18th century???? Social Contract theory, was not quickly translated in actual forms of government Actual examples of European values, French revolutionary principles. A whole new force comes into place. Existing for the entire 19th century, even down to present day---lots of ramifications. Definition: see Gellner. Nationalism, according to Ernest Gellner (Nations and Nationalism, 1983) READING in Book! o "In brief, nationalism is a theory of political legitimacy , which require that ethnic boundaries should not cut across political ones, and in the particular, that ethnic boundaries within a given state. .should not separate the power-holders from the rest." Do not separate the power holders from the rest. The Essence is in the first half of the sentence. KNOW the key phrases. o What is a theory of political legitimacy? Political legitimacy = right of the state (i.e. country, nation) in this time and place to wield authority over its members (i.e. subjects, citizens) My right to rule. Depending on what kind of political system, the right may derive from God, social contract, etc. Doesn't say anything about the source of power, but so long as your subjects agree to give you that power/authority. As Gellner continues, this political legitimacy, it requires ethnic boundaries?????
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course MMW 656386 taught by Professor Cassedy during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.

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