The Decembrists and the Concept of a Civic Nation

  title={The Decembrists and the Concept of a Civic Nation},
  author={Susanna Rabow-Edling},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={369 - 391}
Long live the constitution! Long live the republic! Long live the people! Perish the nobility and the rank of the czar! Nationalism in the East has long been considered to be different from nationalism in the West. Although Hans Kohn's famous dichotomy has been challenged, it still determines the way most people look at Eastern nationalism. Nationalism in the East is seen as authoritarian, ethnic and cultural in contrast to the democratic, civic and political nationalism of the West. According… 
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