Nineteenth‐century nationalism in Finland and Ireland: A comparative analysis

  title={Nineteenth‐century nationalism in Finland and Ireland: A comparative analysis},
  author={Bill Kissane},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  pages={25 - 42}
  • B. Kissane
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Sociology
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
This article compares the development of nationalism in nineteenth and early twentieth‐century Finland and Ireland. It attempts to explain why nationalism in Finland conformed to the ‘civic’ variant of nationalism found in Western Europe, where two or more ethnic groups were united in a common state, whereas Irish nationalism conformed to an Eastern or ‘ethnic’ pattern, where the rise of nationalism exacerbated relations between ethnic groups and led to the break‐up of the existing state. The… 
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