Nationalism: A Short Analysis of Primordialist and Modernist Approaches

Introductıon

Primordialism and modernism represent two views of nationalism from different perspectives. Primordialists have argued that modern nations emerged through the evolution of pre-modern nations. They also highlight the emotional dimension of nationalism by emphasizing the ethnic origins of modern nations. On the other hand, modernists have suggested that nationalism is a phenomenon which is emerged with the formation of modern states and economies. Moreover, modernists stress the ideological dimensions of nationalism and nature of ethnicity which is socially constructed.

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