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" All that I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people in a community consider themselves to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one. "
Borders and Brethren: Iran and the Challenge of Azerbaijani Identity - Page 9
by Brenda Shaffer - 2002
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Social Division

Alan H. Carling - 1991 - 442 pages
...be reconstructed and re-presented to members and outsiders"; and "All that I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one". The writers are David Miller, Market, State and Community (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), p. 238;...
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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson - 1991 - 224 pages
...it was imagined 9. Cf. Seton- Watson, Nations and States, p. 5: 'All that I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one. ' We may translate 'consider themselves' as 'imagine themselves.' 10. Ernest Renan, 'Qu'est-ce qu'une...
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The Return of the Ainu: Cultural Mobilization and the Practice of Ethnicity ...

Katarina Sjöberg - 1993 - 221 pages
...practical in that it is a theoretical concept of universal validity. All that I can find to say is that nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one (Scton- Watson, quoted in Anderson 1983: 15). Another factor that creates difficulties is that the...
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Liberal Nationalism

Yael Tamir - 1995 - 206 pages
...to arrive at a scientifically precise definition of a nation. At best, a nation can be said to exist when "a significant number of people in a community...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one." 30 At this point, it is important to distinguish between two closely related terms: nation and people....
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The Wrath of Nations: Civilizations and the Furies of Nationalism

William Pfaff - 1994 - 256 pages
...nation can be devised; yet the phenomenon has existed and exists. All that I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people...is not possible to lay down dogmatically a minimum proportion of a population which must be so affected. When a significant group holds this belief, it...
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Nordirland in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Jürgen Elvert - 1994 - 573 pages
...Beiheft 9) 0 1994 Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH, Stuttgart example, Hugh Seton-Watson argued that „a nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one" . The problem for Irish nationalists is that there is no approach to the identification of a nation...
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Displacements: Cultural Identities in Question

Angelika Bammer - 1994 - 286 pages
...the following fashion: "a nation exists when a significant number of a people in a community 'imagine themselves' to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one" (6). He goes on to add that "It is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never...
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The Opposite Mirrors: An Essay on the Conventionalist Theory of Institutions

E. Lagerspetz - 1995 - 229 pages
...Tung 1978, 234) Money is whatever is generally accepted in exchange. (Dornbusch and Fischer 1978, 209) A nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one. (Seton- Watson 1977, 5) A work of art is an artifact of a kind created to be presented to an artworld...
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The One and the Many: America's Struggle for the Common Good

Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity Martin E Marty - 1997 - 244 pages
...definition' of a nation" could be devised. Even so, the nation exists: All that I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people...is not possible to lay down dogmatically a minimum proportion of a population which must be so affected. When a significant group holds this belief, it...
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The End of Empire?: The Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective

Karen Dawisha - 1997 - 374 pages
...defining a similarly ambiguous term, nation, Hugh Seton-Watson noted that "[a]ll I can find to say is that a nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one." Hugh Seton-Watson, Nations and States: An Enquiry into the Origins of Nations and the Politics of Nationalism...
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