Conclusion: Toward Territorial Nationalism?

  • Maxim Tabachnik


As the tension between ethnic and territorial collective identities is becoming more acute with pressures of globalization, territorial nationalism is a viable and attractive alternative to linking the nation-state to ethnic identification, as the politics of identity in Russia’s buffer zone demonstrate. Given a renewed respect for the historical memory of groups (including ethnic ones) and places, territorial nationalism may be the only way forward to prepare today’s nation-state for tomorrow’s challenges.


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  • Maxim Tabachnik
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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