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Power Point 9_7 and 9_9 - Islam, democracy, and the...

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Nationalism
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Nation? Is a group of people whose members share a common identity on the basis of distinguishing characteristics and a claim to a territorial homeland. State and nation. Distinction?
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Nationalism based either on ethnic identity or civic values To be truly national, nationalism must be in democratic state. Agree?
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Positives? Shared sense of community Stronger state Less violence
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Negatives? Anti-immigration Discrimination War
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Defining a nation John McCain: “The constitution established the US as a Christian nation” Barrack Obama: “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values”
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Question What ideals and values define America?
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Ethnic diversity
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Decline in ethno-national wars
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Ethno-national wars and genocide Holocaust of Jews, Gypsies and others East Timor Rwanda Srebrenica
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Case of Turkey 3 most powerful forces in Turkey
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Unformatted text preview: Islam, democracy, and the military Ottoman Empire supports the Central Powers WWI The Allied Powers seek to carve up Ottoman Empire Occupied Constantinople Turkish nation-state Rise of nationalist movement under Mustafa Kemal Expelled foreign armies and created Turkey in 1922 Nation defined as secular, Is it a strong state? Military: political or nonpolitical? coups d'état 1960, 1971, 1980, 1997 Judiciary Is it a nation? Bans headscarves in public universities in a country of 75 million Muslims Minorities not recognized, Kurds make up 18 percent of the population Ban on Kurdish education 1984, PKK began an insurgency that still continues Israel “Jewish state” ◦ 6 million Jews ◦ 75 percent Muslims ◦ 1.5 million Palestinians ◦ 4 million ◦ 3.5 million in the Diaspora Questions Significance of founding Constantinople? Of Martin Luther? Of the Treaty of Westphalia?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course POLS 2401 taught by Professor Malbrough during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

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