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The marriage of state and nation in European constitutions

Kissane, Bill and Sitter, Nick (2010) The marriage of state and nation in European constitutions. Nations and Nationalism, 16 (1). pp. 49-67. ISSN 1354-5078

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2010.00434.x


This article maps out the role played by national identity in modern European constitutions. It does this by comparing its impact on constitutions across Gellner's time zones of European nationalism, and shows how the impact of nationalism has increased gradually over time, and is now strongest in Central and Eastern Europe. It concludes with a reflection on why this has been the case, and why constitutional politics have increasingly lent themselves to nationalist influences in the modern era.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Authors
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 10:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:04

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