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Nationalism and Social Policy: The Politics of Territorial Solidarity

Daniel Béland and André Lecours


Despite the recent proliferation of literature on nationalism and on social policy, relatively little has been written to analyse the possible interaction between the two. Scholars interested in social citizenship have indirectly dealt with the interaction between national identity and social programmes such as the British NHS, but they have seldom examined this connection in reference to nationalism. Specialists of nationalism rarely mention social policy, focusing instead on language, culture, ethnicity, and religion. The main objective of this book is to explore the nature of the connection ... More

Keywords: Belgium, Canada, devolution, federalism, institutions, national identity, nationalism, social policy, United Kingdom, welfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Béland, author
Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
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André Lecours, author
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, Canada
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