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Nationalism in the Middle East: A Behavioural Approach

  • Richard Cottam
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Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Abstract

Harold Guetzkow, a pioneer in the art of man-machine international political simulation, lamented years ago that he had not been able to develop a scheme by which he could incorporate the nationalism variable in his simulation exercises (Guetzkow, 1963). Like so many other social scientists, he believed that few phenomena are more important than nationalism if one is to understand inter-state behaviour, but constructing an operationally useful definition of nationalism is apparently a most elusive task.

Keywords

Middle East Religious Community Ethnic Community Nationalistic Behaviour Decisional Latitude 
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© Social Science Research Council 1984

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  • Richard Cottam

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