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Nationalist Discourse and Group Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter argues that nationalist discourse on group rights in the Constituent Assembly of India is best understood as comprising a set of interlinked concepts — secularism, democracy, social ... More


Multicultural Race Relations in Britain: Problems of Interpretation and Explanation

Adrian Favell

in Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292296
eISBN:
9780191599569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292295.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses race relations in Britain. It discusses Muslims and multiculturalism in Britain, British Europhobia, British and European immigration politics, and the history of multicultural ... More


Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Wall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For fifty years, scholars and popular commentators have portrayed the decades immediately following World War II as a time of unusually deep and well-grounded national unity, a period when postwar ... More


The Spectre of “Divide and Conquer”

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The entry of the U.S. into the war brought the federal government fully into the act of promoting national cohesion, and produced an infrastructure of institutions devoted to publicly defining for ... More


The Origins of a National Monarchy: Tradition and Innovation in the Cult of the House of Savoy During the Risorgimento: ITALIAN LECTURE

ADRIAN LYTTELTON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the period 1848–78, the Savoy monarchy was transformed from a purely dynastic institution into a symbol of national unity. The reactions to Victor Emanuel's death and his later funeral in the ... More


Changing Conception of Representation: Issues, Concerns, and Institutions

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the shift that has taken place in the Indian Parliament from 1950 to the present with regard to the idea of representation. In the early 1950s, elected representatives in the ... More


“Are We a Nation?”

Wendy L. Wall

in Inventing the "American Way": The Politics of Consensus from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329100
eISBN:
9780199870226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329100.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1930s, the phrase “American Way” exploded into popular use. The proliferation of the term attested to Americans’ profound sense of anxiety about the proper parameters of U.S. political ... More


Switzerland: Dispersing Power for National Unity

David McKay

in Designing Europe: Comparative Lessons from the Federal Experience

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242139
eISBN:
9780191697012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242139.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Switzerland's political system is exceptional, in large part due to the fact that, uniquely among mature democracies, the veto points in the system both operate within political institutions and are ... More


The Political-Economic Dimension in Britain

TALBOT C. IMLAY

in Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261222
eISBN:
9780191717550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues that Britain's pre-war and early wartime economic preparations were notably advanced, especially when compared with those of the French. It examines the subject of economic ... More


Internationalization and the paradox of economic nationalism

Thomas Fetzer

in Paradoxes of internationalization: British and German trade unions at Ford and General Motors 1967-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719080975
eISBN:
9781781706077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080975.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter contends that trade unions can be conceptualized as actors who contribute to the reproduction of nationalism through the ‘banal’ everyday framing of concerns and aspirations in terms that ... More


National Unity and the Dilemmas of Identity and History

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The national unity discourse has been the most important discourse through which Muslim-Christian relations are represented and negotiated in modern Egypt. Essential ingredients in the representation ... More


Conclusion

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book has focused on two critical junctures in the history of the post-Independence Indian state: the late 1940s, which saw a centralization of power, and the late 1980s, which marked a ... More


THREE TYPES OF UNITY

Matthew Reynolds

in The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187127
eISBN:
9780191719066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187127.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter contends that a loud theme of Mazzinian rhetoric was the need for absolute national unity; for the individuals to be ready and happy to sacrifice themselves for the national cause. It ... More


Making and Preserving a Nation

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

India was not, and its peoples were not, one at the republic's beginning, which made the leaders anxious and focused their minds on achieving unity. President Radhakrishnan warned the country that ... More


National Unity: radicalism and renewal, 1959–64

Christopher Norton

in The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719059032
eISBN:
9781781706763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the responses of liberal nationalist opinion to the debacle of the 1959 Westminster election. It looks at the establishment of National Unity and its attempts to promote ... More


Sport and the Theatrics of Power

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how the modern sporting spectacle combined with existing genres of state performance had culminated in a demonstration of national unity and progress. At the same time, the ... More


Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan

Richard M Reitan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832940
eISBN:
9780824870591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832940.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This innovative study of ethics in Meiji Japan (1868–1912) explores the intense struggle to define a common morality for the emerging nation-state. In the Social Darwinist atmosphere of the time, the ... More


The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's Cinema

Malek Khouri

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163548
eISBN:
9781617970153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163548.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents an up-to-date study on Youssef Chahine's work. The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial ... More


The Unpredictable Past: Reflections on Recent American Historiography

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter gives reflections on the findings of the new cultural and social historians and the paper, “The Old History and the New,”, with a few minor alterations. The unpredictability of the past ... More


Fragments or Ties?: The Defense of Difference

Martha Minow

in The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter identifies other factors that bind Americans together, even in an age of so-called “identity politics”, the allegiances that gays, blacks, immigrants, Latinos, and others show to their ... More


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