National Sentiments, Globalization and Justice: Slovaks Narrating their Democratization Process

JVF Conference Papers

Towards the end of the 20th century it is broadly, even if not unanimously, accepted as a fact that nations are products of modern development. Already nations are notoriously referred to as imagined communities. In this context, certain traditions which played vital roles in the nation formation processes are taken to be invented. Ossian and Královédvorský and Zelenohorský manuscripts have been found to be forged, and sacred state symbols such as flags and anthems have often been invoked in the politically motivated attempt to unite a population under a common idea of nationhood...

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