Ausgrenzung und Entfremdung statt Integration: Afrikas neuer Nationalismus in Zeiten der Globalisierung (Exclusion and Alienation Instead of Inclusion: Africa's New Nationalism in Times of Globalization)
21 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2008 Last revised: 4 Jan 2018
Date Written: September 16, 2008
The New Nationalism in Africa and elsewhere shows remarkable differences both in its roots and its impact, compared with that of national independence movements of the early 1960s. Contrary to the first nationalism, the second is less prone to include than to exclude populations; alienation, xenophobia and its political instrumentalization are its curse. The New Nationalism has been shaped decisively by the consequences of globalization and by the increasing cleavages between the poor and the rich. Nowadays, structures of nationalism and nation-states differ more than in the past. Frequently, the new nationalism is rooted in populist grass-root movements which do not necessarily share the same interest as the ruling class or the state. This makes for its extraordinary political and social ambiguity and brisance.
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Keywords: nationalism, migration, xenophobia, ethnicity, alienation, poverty, Africa
JEL Classification: F5, I38, N47, N97, O15, P16, Z1
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