The Hegemonic Nation – How Minorities are Invented



Analyzing how a specific group achieves political dominance or hegemony as the state-building process unfolds requires understanding the structural imbalance that promotes marginalization of national minorities. ‘Structural imbalance’ illustrates what Hannah Arendt (2009, p.560) meant when she said that following the triumvirate citizens-territory-state, which is promulgated as the ‘nation’, statelessness emerges. This triumvirate, based on nationhood, is considered to perpetrate the production of “minorities without nations”, who now see themselves as dependent on the goodwill of the host nation (2009, p.563).


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