Lecture 14 Nation-state

Lecture 14 Nation-state - Lecture 14 Outline 10/11/11 What...

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Lecture 14 Outline 10/11/11 What is nation-state? Nation-state: a territorial association in which an independent sovereign government (the state) is capable of demanding obedience from the population (the nation) within the territory. The original usag e of the term “nation - state” (1918) suggests a form of sociopolitical organization under which one as opposed to several nationalities inhabit a sovereign country. The current usage of this term is simply synonymous with “nation and state.” With the curre nt usage, “nation - state” and “multi -nation- state” mean the same thing. Characteristics of a nation-state: -Membership is compulsory for its nationalities. -The state claims a monopoly of the use of armed forces within its borders. -The government, or the organ of the state, claims the right to act in the name of the land and its peoples. Acculturation: the process of change which leads to alteration of cultural patterns of either or both groups in continuous firsthand contact with each other. Assimilation: the process of change in which a minority
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