The National State and Identity Politics: State Institutionalisation and “Markers” of National Identity

  title={The National State and Identity Politics: State Institutionalisation and “Markers” of National Identity},
  author={R. Mansbach and E. Rhodes},
  pages={426 - 458}
Nationality has been a key identity in international relations for much of the modern period, and the marriage of “nation” and “state” produced a powerful polity – the national state – that dominated global politics. This article investigates the forces that “pushed” and “pulled” nations and states together and explores the factors associated with violent identity politics. It argues that while recent decades have witnessed increasing instances of divorce between “nation” and “state” and a… Expand
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