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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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When is the Nation?: Towards an Understanding of Theories of Nationalism

Atsuko Ichijo, Gordana Uzelac - 2005 - 224 pages
...1983: 7). Seton Watson (1977: 5) emphasises the collective aspect of the voluntaristic notion: 'the nation exists when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one.' The subjective nature of the nation (ie the fact that it does not consist of a set of specific features...
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The Post-colonial Studies Reader

Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin - 2006 - 587 pages
...than 'societies' or 'states' (Kermilainen 1964: 10, 33, 48-9). 3 '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' (Seton-Watson 1977: 5). We mav translate 'consider themselves' as 'imagine themselves.' J o 4 Hobsbawm,...
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After Independence: Making and Protecting the Nation in Postcolonial and ...

Lowell Barrington - 2009 - 320 pages
...Understanding (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994), 112. Seton-Watson similarly claims that a nation exists "when a significant number of people...to form a nation, or behave as if they formed one." See Hugh Seton-Watson, Nations and States (London: Methuen, 1977), 5. 12. EJ Hobsbawm, Nations and...
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The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the ...

Strobe Talbott - 2008 - 496 pages
...Seton-Watson, writing in the late 1970s, was reduced to tautology: "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." 15 Others have come up with mordant aphorisms. My favorites are Julian Huxley's dictum that "a nation...
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