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State, Ethnocultural Identities, and Intergroup Relations
Pages 63-68

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From page 63...
... Apparently, it is worthwhile to divorce conceptually ethnocultural identities: citizenship, which regulates the relations between the individual and the state without any connotation of collective uniqueness; and civic nationhood, which implies more than common interests and simple membership in a political community, but is connected with the acceptance and interiorization of common historical memories, values, norms, public rituals, and symbols that exceed the formal pledge of allegiance (Miller, 1995; Brown, 2000~. State, society, and culture are not only a synchronic slice of time; they are also historical processes.
From page 64...
... However, where ethnic groups, especially somewhat territorialized ones, develop into nationalities or nations with literary languages, cultural institutions, mass media, occupationally differentiated social structures, specific economic interests, and political elites and counter-elites, there is less room for unifying integration and more grounds for ethnic/national competition. Multiethnic and especially multinational societies with pluralistic identities and narratives increase the necessity for and simultaneously the danger of an activist state.
From page 65...
... Many contemporary liberal theorists seek to countervail structural and other disadvantages of ethnic and national minorities by institutionalized affirmative action and differentiated political rights (see, for example, Kymlicka, 1989, 1995; Young, 1990; Kis, 1996~. One may wonder to what extent their recommendations are applicable to Russia and other CIS countries' conditions as a method for the alleviation of ethnic inequality and reducing ethnic tension.
From page 66...
... the impact of external forces, such as global economic transformations and the telecommunications revolution, which increases the capacity for mass mobilization So far, most attention has been paid to the first two of these developments. The continuing salience of ethnicity and nationalism in the former Soviet Union is explained mainly by competition between the central and ethnorepublican elites or as a manipulative ideology employed by political elites to secure their power base or both.
From page 67...
... Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lipset, S
From page 68...
... Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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