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Patriotism

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Abstract

This chapter considers the career of the concept of patriotism in parliamentary and elite politics after 1830. It aims to complement Hugh Cunningham’s pioneering discussion of radical and popular patriotism 30 years ago.1 In the space available it is only possible to study the use of the words ‘patriotism’ and ‘patriot’ themselves, rather than to survey the innumerable policy approaches that might or might not be deemed to be in the national interest. However, this seems justifiable, since the concept of patriotism had been integral to eighteenth-century politics, which is why it is worth exploring its later history.

Keywords

Foreign Policy National Interest Vested Interest Party System National Party 
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Notes

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