Identity and Persuasion: How Nations Remember Their Pasts and Make Their Futures

@article{Cruz2000IdentityAP,
  title={Identity and Persuasion: How Nations Remember Their Pasts and Make Their Futures},
  author={C. Cruz},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={2000},
  volume={52},
  pages={275 - 312}
}
  • C. Cruz
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • World Politics
  • Identity struggles are once again a salient problem in world politics. This article aims to throw light on the sources, dynamics, and consequences of identity formation and mobilization. It makes two theoretical arguments. First, because collective memory is both a seemingly factual narrative and a normative assessment of the past, it shapes a group's intersubjective conceptions of strategic feasibility and political legitimacy. This is why collective identity is above all an expression of… CONTINUE READING
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