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Identity politics and the political marketplace

Kaldor, Mary (2018) Identity politics and the political marketplace. Conflict Research Management (29 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Contemporary wars tend to be characterised by identity politics, that is to say, the notion that cultural, ethnic or religious identity is inextricably linked to political identity. The ascendance of political identity, as scholars of nationalism remind us, is associated with the rise of the modern state and notions of citizenship. But whereas early modern nationalism or post-colonial nationalism tended to be broad and inclusive, a way of defining the people in order to establish democracy, the identity politics that represent the narratives of warring parties tend to be exclusive, fragmentative and at the same time transnational.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:21

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