Nationalism and the ‘inter-national’: a critical survey of internalist thinking within theories of nationalism

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This thesis aims to critically survey the role of the “international” in theories of nationalism. It will be argued that even though a great majority of theories of nationalism have emphasized the causality between international factors and social dynamics, these two domains still remain as analytically distinct categories within their theoretical frameworks. This in turn serves the reproduction of the internalist thinking which prevails within social sciences, through the dichotomization of internal (sociological) and external (international) spheres, and renders it problematic both for the self-proclaimed interdisciplinary field of nationalism studies, and for overcoming methodological nationalism which is predominant especially within the discipline of International Relations.


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Ç. Özeniş, “Nationalism and the ‘inter-national’: a critical survey of internalist thinking within theories of nationalism,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.