Nationalism and Modernity
Ernest Gellner argued that the nations, the nation state and nationalism had their origins in modernity, more specifically in the French and industrial revolutions of the late 18th century. The origins of Nationalism and the feelings associated with it are thus not rooted in human nature, but in the social processes which emerged with the…
Nations without States
Many national identities do not have formal nation states with full autonomy: examples include the Welsh, the Basques, the Kurds and the Palestinians.