Switzerland: challenging the big theories of nationalism

@article{Helbling2011SwitzerlandCT,
  title={Switzerland: challenging the big theories of nationalism},
  author={M. Helbling and N. Stojanovic},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={712-717}
}
In the major theories on European nationalism, Switzerland is typically portrayed as an outlier – a country that does not fit the common categorisations of nations and thus sometimes ends up being ignored – or, alternately, as a prominent example that the advocates of different theories invoke for their own (sometimes divergent) ends. The difficulties of classifying the Swiss case often seem to arise around the subject of its four language regions, and around questions over the extent to which… Expand
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