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Besides the procedures of globalisation and the tip of the chilly battle we've seen an upsurge in non secular nationalism and an expanding specialise in the position of faith as a legitimising strength in democratic secular states. Holy countries & international Identities attracts at the mixed theoretical and old perception of historians, political scientists and social scientists at the query of nationalism and globalisation with the methodological wisdom of faith offered by way of sociologists of faith. The e-book brings actual theoretical explorations and unique case stories on civil faith, nationalism and globalization. It additionally offers an creation to the study historical past of the fields and goals to strengthen and complicated at the theories and method of the investigated matters.

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16 Of course, men of noble birth and landed wealth continued to exercise influence, even in the most radical democracies. In the Roman case, the centuries-long tension between patricians and plebeians created an 16 On the Greek polis, see Andrewes 1971; on ancient Athens, see the unusual account in Cohen 2000. 32 anthony d. smith uneasy balance at the expense of radical reform, and afforded an entry point for the political ambitions of victorious generals, who competed with the senatorial class and each other for the spoils and wealth of empire.

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2. 30 anthony d. 14 Here, already, we stand on the threshold of the age of nationalism, the ideological movement to attain and maintain autonomy, unity and identity on behalf of a population deemed to constitute an actual or potential nation; and perhaps it is no accident that ethnies with a covenantal sense of chosenness, even if confined to only part of a population, play an important role in the genesis of nationalism. At the same time, covenant is not a simple alternative to hierarchy. The two principles are often found in varying combinations.

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