From the Age of Great Moderation to the Age of Nationalist Revival: Challenging the Modern State and Politics

9 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2014  

Constantin Gurdgiev

Trinity College, Dublin; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)

Date Written: September 21, 2014

Abstract

The on-going nationalist revival in Western and Eastern Europe is driven by the confluence of three driving factors: economic, political and social/cultural. This revival presents a major existential challenge to the status quo ante of managerial or technocratic society – a challenge that can only be addressed by re-incorporating positive elements of the traditional national identity into the existent systems of economic, political and social governance.

While federalist European platform is not incompatible with nationalist revival, the time frame over which it can be developed and the directions in which it can succeed are naturally bounded by the revivalist processes we witness today in Scotland and in a number of other geographies around the world.

Keywords: Nationalism, Managerialism, Managerial, Technocratic, EU, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Scotland, Political Economy

JEL Classification: F02, F15, F22, H10, H56, J00, O00, P16

Suggested Citation

Gurdgiev, Constantin, From the Age of Great Moderation to the Age of Nationalist Revival: Challenging the Modern State and Politics (September 21, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2499254 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2499254

Constantin Gurdgiev (Contact Author)

Trinity College, Dublin ( email )

Trinity College
Dublin 2

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) ( email )

460 Pierce St
Monterey, CA 93940
United States

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