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dc.contributor.authorKerr, William
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-10T11:39:35Z
dc.date.available2020-11-10T11:39:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-30
dc.identifier.citationKerr, W., (2019). 'The descent of nations: social evolutionary theory, modernism and ethno‐symbolism'. Nations and Nationalism, 25(1), pp. 104-123.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/nana.12426
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625369
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the use of a revised conception of social evolutionary theory towards an understanding of nationalism. First, I review the debate between ethno‐symbolism and modernism, through the lens of the Warwick Debate between Gellner and Smith, arguing that both are partly right. Secondly, I outline what the revised conception of social evolution is looking first at its traditional conception before outlining a Darwinian view of social evolutionary theory. Finally, I examine how Darwinian social evolutionary theory can help fruitfully bring the ethno‐symbolic and modernist perspectives together. This is done by a sustained engagement primarily with the theories of Anthony Smith and Ernest Gellner pointing to how Darwinian social evolutionary theory can provide a link between the two theories that makes them mutually supportive rather than opposed.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nana.12426en_US
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dc.subjectPolitical Science and International Relationsen_US
dc.subjectGeography, Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.subjectArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)en_US
dc.titleThe descent of nations: social evolutionary theory, modernism and ethno‐symbolismen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8129
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Edinburghen_US
dc.identifier.journalNations and Nationalismen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1111/nana.12426
dc.source.journaltitleNations and Nationalism
dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage104
dc.source.endpage123
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-05
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-10T14:41:10Z
dc.author.detail787156en_US


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