One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sovereign state whose citizens or subjects are relatively homogeneous in factors such as language or common descent.
- ‘They defend the framework of the nation state and often promote some form of nationalism or regionalism.’
- ‘Fundamentally, their aim was to create a sovereign nation state.’
- ‘The interests of the working class do not lie in the defence and protection of the national borders of the nation state.’
- ‘In the final analysis, the war resulted from the fact that in the epoch of world economy, the nation state was no longer viable.’
- ‘If nationalism and the nation state were to some degree discredited on the Continent, they were vindicated in Britain.’
- ‘The sovereign nation state, so the argument goes, leaves little social policy role for the European level.’
- ‘Yet all of the old parties and organisations are rooted in the nation state.’
- ‘Globalisation undermined the nation state system upon which capitalism is historically based.’
- ‘Their editorial sought to remind Washington of Georgia's fragility as a functioning nation state.’
- ‘His argument is that the constitution of Europe will be a step towards the death of the nation state and towards the constitution of the multitude.’
- ‘The irony for nationalists is that the nation state is less able to deliver than ever.’
- ‘Like neighbouring Mali to her west, Niger is not a nation state defined by one language and one race, but a Commonwealth of peoples.’
- ‘The reliance on national governments and the nation state leaves the door open for the most reactionary forces.’
- ‘Their answer to globalisation is a strengthening of the nation state.’
- ‘The ruling class is bound with a thousand threads to the nation state.’
- ‘One effect of this ability was a desire that history should serve the needs of the nation state in producing national histories.’
- ‘As the first national political party, it was organically integrated into the very functioning of the nation state.’
- ‘This is a dangerous precedent to set since, after all, we are not the only nation state in the world.’
- ‘Any attempt to force the world economy back into the corset of the nation state will inevitably end in a catastrophe.’
- ‘It is just that the identity of the nation state will be defined far more by cultural identity than by economic identity.’
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