Good and bad nationalisms: A critique of dualism

  title={Good and bad nationalisms: A critique of dualism},
  author={Philip Spencer and Howard Wollman},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
Abstract A constant theme running through much of the literature on nationalism is the dualistic attempt to make clear and sharp distinctions between two kinds of nationalism, one progressive and benign, the other reactionary and malign. Examples include attempts to distinguish between Western and Eastern, political and cultural, civic and ethnic, liberal and illiberal types. This article examines the roots of these dualistic approaches and subjects their claims to critical scrutiny, arguing… 

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  • P. Bugge
  • Sociology
    National Identities
  • 2021
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