State of Nationalism (SoN)

State of Nationalism (SoN): Ethics of Nationalism

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Is nationalism morally defensible, or is it a destructive holdover from our primitive past? Are certain forms of nationalism normatively preferable to others? To what extent are liberals ethically entitled to accommodate the demands and concerns of nationalists? Do the claims of nationality entail a right to independence or autonomy? Can the ‘politics of cultural survival’ justify the state’s protection and promotion of particular national identities? This article will provide an overview of how thinkers have dealt with such problems in the different eras of the study of nationalism.

Keywords: Ethics, philosophy of nationalism, Nationalism studies

How to Cite: Berk, T. & Magnus Fuglestad, E. (2022) “State of Nationalism (SoN): Ethics of Nationalism”, Studies on National Movements.