POT3302 - Notes (02-17)

POT3302 - Notes (02-17) - POT3302 Political Ideologies...

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POT3302 – Political Ideologies Notes – 02/17/2009 Joseph Stalin – “Marxism and the National-Colonial Question” Stalin believed that nationalism was a threat to the union of the proletariat. It divided the working class among nationalities. Stalin’s definition of a nation: “A nation is a historically evolved, stable community of language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a community of culture.” “Positive empiricism” - Stalin’s definition of a nation is more measurable, a checklist. He focuses on material things in a scientific manner, unlike Renan’s definition. How does Stalin’s definition explain Zionism? - Zionism: movement to create a Jewish homeland. Autonomy – what is it, and why is it such a central issue? - In the 19 th century, nationalists were often torn between the struggle for independence or the struggle for autonomy. - What is the difference between autonomy and independence?
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2010 for the course POT 3302 taught by Professor Gutierrezboronat during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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