The creation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after the dismantling of the Yugoslav federation has led to a revival of Greek nationalism. Greece has refused to recognize the new state as the Republic of Macedonia, sustaining that its name and national symbols form part of Greek culture and identity and are, therefore, unacceptable. The aim of this study is to highlight the Greek claims of property over certain cultural traditions and, more specifically, the relationship between these claims and the ethno-cultural character of Greek national identity. Moreover, the paper examines the strategic manipulation of nationalist feelings by Greek politicians. The role of political and cultural myths in (re)defining national identity and in drawing the boundaries, symbolic and territorial, between us and the others is investigated. The problems that may arise from such an ethnic conception of the nation-state are discussed and a constitutional model of patriotism is proposed as an alternative solution.

Calloni, M., Triandafyllidou, A., & Mikrakis, A. (1997). New Greek Nationalism. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 2(1), 23-24 [10.5153/sro.44].

New Greek Nationalism

CALLONI, MARINA;
1997

Abstract

The creation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia after the dismantling of the Yugoslav federation has led to a revival of Greek nationalism. Greece has refused to recognize the new state as the Republic of Macedonia, sustaining that its name and national symbols form part of Greek culture and identity and are, therefore, unacceptable. The aim of this study is to highlight the Greek claims of property over certain cultural traditions and, more specifically, the relationship between these claims and the ethno-cultural character of Greek national identity. Moreover, the paper examines the strategic manipulation of nationalist feelings by Greek politicians. The role of political and cultural myths in (re)defining national identity and in drawing the boundaries, symbolic and territorial, between us and the others is investigated. The problems that may arise from such an ethnic conception of the nation-state are discussed and a constitutional model of patriotism is proposed as an alternative solution.
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Greek; Nationalism; Europe;
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Calloni, M., Triandafyllidou, A., & Mikrakis, A. (1997). New Greek Nationalism. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 2(1), 23-24 [10.5153/sro.44].
Calloni, M; Triandafyllidou, A; Mikrakis, A
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