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  1. The Myth of the Civic Nation.Bernard Yack - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (2):193-211.
    Abstract The idea of a purely civic nationalism has attracted Western scholars, most of whom rightly disdain the myths that sustain ethnonationalist theories of political community. Civic nationalism is particularly attractive to many Americans, whose peculiar national heritage encourages the delusion that their mutual association is based solely on consciously chosen principles. But this idea misrepresents political reality as surely as the ethnonationalist myths it is designed to combat. And propagating a new political myth is an especially inappropriate way of (...)
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  • Civic Nationalism: Oxymoron?Nicholas Xenos - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (2):213-231.
    Abstract Recent attempts to distinguish a normatively acceptable ?civic nationalism"?as distinct from an irrationally tainted ?ethnic nationalism"?have failed to take seriously the implications of the transition from the city as the immediate spatial unit of the patria to the more abstract national state that replaced it. The nation?state has required a mythologizing naturalism to legitimate it, thus blurring the distinction between ?civic? and ?ethnic.? The urban political experience of the patria is lost to us; cosmopolitan intellectuals should resist the comforting (...)
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  • Historical Events as Transformations of Structures: Inventing Revolution at the Bastille. [REVIEW]William H. Sewell - 1996 - Theory and Society 25 (6):841-881.
  • Nationalism in Theory and Reality.Jeffrey Friedman - 1996 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 10 (2):155-167.
  • Beyond “Identity”.Rogers Brubaker & Frederick Cooper - 2000 - Theory and Society 29 (1):1-47.