Essay on Nationalism and Democracy

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FINAL PROJECT

“ NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY”

PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY
HARSHWARDHAN SINGH
10BAL117
SEMESTER - VI

SUBMITTED TO
MR. Nitesh Chaudhary
(ASST.PROF)(POL SCI) NIRMA UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC YEAR
2012-2013

DECLARATION

The text report in the project is the outcome of my own efforts and no part of this report has been copied in unauthorized name and further no part has been incorporated without due acknowledgement.

HARSHWARDHAN SINGH
10BAL117
SEMESTER VI

Acknowledgement

As a student of B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) of Institute Of Law Nirma University I had to undergo for a Project Work assigned by Asst. Prof. Nitesh Chaudhary. The project work was done under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Nitesh
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When we begin to think seriously about nationalism in the light of catastrophic consequences of what appeared to be a sudden explosion of Nationalism in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990’s, where some people who had been living side by side in cities end up driving out their neighbours from their homes, killing and raping them in the brutal process that came to be called “ethnic cleansing”.
Nationalism is an ideology which imagines the community in a particular way (as nations), asserts the primacy of this collective identity over others. The two core elements of nationalism are ‘nation’ and ‘national identity’. The nationalism on face of it looks like that it provides individual a national identity and promotes unity amongst community but on the other hand nationalism also while giving a national identity to individual’s lead to promote particular community’s interest over all other communities which results to mass killings, brutal rapes and human beings fighting with each other on the basis of national identity. The term “nationalism” is generally used to describe two phenomena first, the attitude that the members of a nation have when they care about their national identity, and second, the actions that the members of a nation take when seeking to achieve (or sustain) self-determination raises questions about the concept of a nation (or

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