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Shantell asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

what is the difference between civic nationalism and ethnic nationalism. Why could this be a problem.?

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    Civic nationalism

    Civic nationalism defines the nation as an association of people with equal and shared political rights, and allegiance to similar political procedures. According to the principles of civic nationalism the nation is not based on common ethnic ancestry, but is a political entity, whose core is not ethnicity. This civic concept of nationalism is exemplified by Ernest Renan in his lecture in 1882 "Where is the nation?", where he defined the nation as a "daily plebiscite dependent on the will of its people to continue living together".

    Civic nationalism (or civil nationalism) is the form of nationalism in which the state derives political legitimacy from the active participation of its citizenry, from the degree to which it represents the "will of the people". It is often seen as originating with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and especially the social contract theories which take their name from his 1762 book The Social Contract. Civic nationalism lies within the traditions of rationalism and liberalism, but as a form of nationalism it is contrasted with ethnic nationalism. Membership of the civic nation is considered voluntary. Civic-national ideals influenced the development of representative democracy in countries such as the United States and France.

    Ethnic nationalism

    Ethnic nationalism is based on the hereditary connections of people. Ethnic nationalism specifically seeks to unite all people of a certain ethnicity heritage together. Ethnic nationalism does not seek to include people of other ethnicities


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    5 years ago

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    A Patriot and a Nationalist are two different things. A patriot is willing to fight for freedom for the people, in spite of the Government. A nationalist believes everything is worth fighting for, including Government. Nationalists believe in colors, symbols and catch phrases. Just look to China these days. The United States is a country made of willing and unwilling immigrants. We are the only country like us in existence. If you go to France you find French people, if you go to China you find Chinese people, if you go to Russia you find Russians. Come to America and you find them all. America is the land of the Free because of the brave,

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