International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Nationalism Concept and Turkish Nationalism
Asst. Prof. Dr. Elnur Hasan Mikail

In this study, a new approach is going to be advocated. It has been developed for the last one to two years by a bundle of social scientists. Cases such as emergence of nations, ethnicities, national identity, society-government relationships and emergence of nationalism will be argued. While preparing the current article, two important authors’ books are investigated: “Critical View to Nationalism Theories” by Umut Özkırımlı and “National Identity” by Anthony D. Smith. Nationalism is an important issue which can be seen as one of the basic factors that affect the formation process of governments. Interestingly, it has not been an academic issue of study for nearly two hundred years. But yet nationalism, which makes its mark on social life and world policy, has started to be a serious “academic” point of investigation. It is possible to bring the roots of the nationalism thought to late 18th century, to Herder and Fichte, and also according to some authors even to Kant and Rousseau.

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