Beyond the Nation-State: National Identity and Citizenship in a Multicultural Society - A Response to Rex

Delanty, Gerard (1996) Beyond the Nation-State: National Identity and Citizenship in a Multicultural Society - A Response to Rex. Sociological Research Online, 1 (3). ISSN 1360-7804

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Abstract

The crisis of national identity in Western Europe is related to the rise of a new nationalism which operates at many different levels, ranging from extreme xenophobic forms to the more moderate forms of cultural nationalism. Underlying the new nationalism in general is more a hostility against immigrants than against other nations; it is motivated less by notions of cultural superiority than by the implications multiculturalism has for the welfare state, which is being attacked by neo- liberal agendas. As a cultural discourse, the new nationalism is a product of social fragmentation. Therefore the most important challenge facing the democratic multi- cultural state in the context of European integration is to find ways of preserving the link between social citizenship and multiculturalism. Without a firm basis in social citizenship, multiculturalism will suffer continued attacks from nationalism, feeding off social insecurity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 14:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39656
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