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The Nation-State As Failure: Nationalism and Mobility, in India and Elsewhere

Ringmar, Erik LU (2016)
Abstract
Human beings make a life for themselves between the earth and the sky. In the Middle Ages we split our allegiance between the two, but since industrialization in the nineteenth-century, the nation-state has claimed a monopoly on both. This worked as long as mobility was restricted and migrants could be controlled. Today this is no longer the case. This is why the nation-state fails. Critics of industrial society always knew as much. In this paper we discuss the case of India as reflected in the writings of G.K. Chesterton and Mohandas Gandhi.
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nationalism, nation-state, migration, India, Gandhi, G.K. Chesterton, nation-state, failure, India, Mohandas Gandhi, G. K. Chesterton
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21 pages
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English
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  title        = {The Nation-State As Failure: Nationalism and Mobility, in India and Elsewhere},
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