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Asma Abbas

prayers for the dead will be an appeal, or a complaint, or a call to arms. There is no doubt that, after a long time, at least in the lives of those who are not stateless, the nation-state seems to matter and some fellow humans seem to be on a rebound

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Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger

communitization of those areas of life in which solidarity was lacking in times of crisis. Even though the initial response from the EU looks unpromising and has been driven at the nation-state level, the crisis may yet lead to new forms of solidarity through

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

the Nation State and its Limitations Though COVID-19 is a global problem, the primary actors in the policy response have been nation-states. As David Owen (this issue) notes, the answer to the question of “who is responsible to whom with regard to

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The 9th Annual International Conceptual History Conference - Crossroads: Writing Conceptual History beyond the Nation-State. August 24-26, 2006, in Uppsala, Sweden. Registration will open in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 23.

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Christian Egander Skov

The article explores the concept of empire, or rige, in the context of a small nation-state with no immediate claim to imperial greatness and with a rooted self-understanding as anything but an empire. It does this by exploring the concept of empire in the far right movement Young Denmark on the basis of a close reading of their imperialist program in the pamphlet Danmark udslettes! from 1918. Rige had been a vague term for the larger Danish polity that originated in a pre-national conceptualization of the polity as a realm. The article suggests that rige-as-realm was translated by the radical right into a concept of empire. In the process it dramatically changed its emphasis, reorienting itself toward a "horizon of expectation". It became a politically loaded battle concept that then entailed a critique against the dominant liberal conceptualization of the polity and nation. Rige came to signify the ambition of being a great power, the spiritual elevation of the nation through the transcendence of the decaying liberal modernity. The program addressed the tension between a conservative political attitude and modernity and thus signified a kind of reactionary modernism that rejected liberal values while at the same time celebrating technology, industrialization, and the process of modernization.

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Jean-Paul Gagnon and George Vasilev

.1057/9781137322777_4 Gagnon , Jean-Paul . 2011 . “ Nation-State or Country-State? How Do We Discuss Belonging in an Age of Fluidity? ” openDemocracyUK , 12 April .

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Annabel Brett, Fabian Steininger, Tobias Adler-Bartels, Juan Pablo Scarfi, and Jan Surman

Empire ( imparatorluk ) came to be used only by the Turkish republic in the 1920s to differentiate itself as a nation-state from the preceding state structure, responding to political rhetoric both from US President Wilson and Soviet influences

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Leif Lewin

, the nation-state, with its old-fashioned method for ensuring accountability through representative democracy, is increasingly “obsolete.” What she finds particularly worrying is representative democracy’s inability “to take account of the differing

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History, Violence, and Steven Pinker

Mark S. Micale and Philip Dwyer

rationality in government, the rise of concepts of political and civil rights, the emergence of the idea of religious toleration, the development of a more cosmopolitan outlook on foreign cultures, and the consolidation of the modern nation-state with its

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The Making of a Fundamental Value

A History of the Concept of Separation of Church and State in the Netherlands

Mart Rutjes

early form of nationalism that emphasized unity, and a new theological focus on personal and individual religious conviction led to a different vision on the role of the state with regard to religion. All citizens of the Dutch nation-state, many believed