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date: 22 February 2020

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This article describes the various forms of nationalism in political theory and the varieties of nationalism in practical politics. It discusses various elements of nationalism and suggests that the conception of nationalism depends on how national self-determination is understood. It argues that while nationalism serves to bind people to the place that they regard as their national homeland, it is liable for generating indifference or even hostility towards outsiders.

Keywords: nationalism, political theory, practical politics, national self-determination, national homeland, indifference, hostility

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