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Title: National identities in the age of globalisation: the case of Western Europe
Authors: Antonsich, Marco
Keywords: Nation
Western Europe
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (© Taylor & Francis)
Citation: ANTONSICH, M., 2009. National identities in the age of globalisation: the case of Western Europe. National Identities, 11 (3), pp.281-299.
Abstract: In an age of increasing globalisation and political fragmentation, does the nation have the relevance it once had? Is the re-scaling of political and economic processes associated with a similar re-scaling of national identities? The aim of the present paper is to offer an answer to these two questions on the basis of both quantitative and qualitative data recently collected for Western Europe. Cross-country trends for both national pride and national attachment are analyzed through Eurobarometer Standard surveys. Furthermore, the notion of national attachment is discussed in relation to qualitative data collected in four regional case-studies in Western Europe. On the basis of this analysis I argue that, when viewed ‘from below’, i.e. from the eyes of ordinary citizens, national identity continues to shape the predominant ways in which people make sense of themselves and others.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in National Identities on 06/08/2009 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14608940903081085
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14608940903081085
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16119
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14608940903081085
ISSN: 1460-8944
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