06 Political Community

06 Political Community - POLITICAL COMMUNITY POLITICAL...

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POLITICAL COMMUNITY POLITICAL COMMUNITY
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POLITICAL COMMUNITY The collectivity for which the political system allocates values
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Two Aspects of Political Community Structural : system 's boundaries territorial (borders) or social (citizenship) membership from vantage point of the system Psychological : a person's subjective identity (membership) membership from vantage point of the individual
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The identification of individuals with a political community effects : the way interests are perceived demands intensity of conflicts compliance
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What is a nation ? How does it differ from other forms of political community? Loyalty of a special type: A Nation is a Terminal Political Community
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Nation: A terminal political community “A community that commands ultimate loyalty, overriding claims of smaller collectivities which are included within it, and excluding claims of collectivities that are external to it, or cut across it.” Rupert Emerson From Empire to Nation
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A nation is an "imagined" community
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Three bases of nationhood Three types of nations ETHNO-NATION (common origin, kinship) Eg. Serbia, Croatia, Germany THEOCRATIC NATION (religion) Eg. Iran, Israel (?) CIVIC NATION (individual volition) Eg. United States
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socially constructed
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POL SCI 2 taught by Professor Price during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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