The ideology of nationalism – a solid foundation of a state or ethnic defensive reaction of the body?

  • K. V. Nastoyashha National aviation university
Keywords: nationalism, ideology, mentality, national character, cultural tradition, stereotype values

Abstract

Traditionally peaceful, absolutely not militant, not an imperial nation is actively protected. In this sense, the Revolution of Dignity and further actions in Crimea and in the East, consolidated the country, has updated the matrix of national culture, which has demonstrated the ability to active resistance on the basis of the dominant features of our national character – cordocentrism, ontological optimism and community centrism. In this sense, the ideology of nationalism as a magnifying glass always reflects the main features of the national character, reinforces and legalizes them in a political context. Peculiar to Ukrainians individualism, introversion, community centrism, tolerance, aesthetics, cordocentrism, thrift and ontological optimism are fully duplicated by Ukrainian nationalism. Nationalism and conservatism are different from liberalism and socialism that always exist together. Their specific character, ideology, morality and politics are very different, depending on whose values of the nation are the basis of nationalism and which religion and culture are going to preserve. However, a challenge to build a nation-state may obtain a broad approval of the masses if there are not so many nationalist parties, but many patriotic political forces of central spectrum of the political field. This is due to the fact that nationalism as an ideology has inherent unresolvable contradiction. We also need to acknowledge the weakness and disunity of the nationalist movement, which could not affect the popularity of nationalist ideas among the masses.

Author Biography

K. V. Nastoyashha, National aviation university
PhD in sociology, doctoral candidate

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Published
2016-04-05
How to Cite
Nastoyashha, K. V. (2016). The ideology of nationalism – a solid foundation of a state or ethnic defensive reaction of the body?. Grani, 19(5), 53-60. https://doi.org/10.15421/171609
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SOCIOLOGY