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Volume 7, 1995

Strukturelle Evoultion

Mathias Bös
Pages 159-169
DOI: 10.5840/protosociology1995714

Zur Evolution nationalstaatlich verfaßter Gesellschaften

The evolution of the nation state is described as a process of bordernisation and de-bordernisation of macro-social units. The processes of political and cultural inclusion within the formation of the nation state lea to three paradoxes of implementation. These paradoxes are analysed with the dichotomies: universal - particularistic, affirmative - critical, and traditional - modern. These three kinds of self-description are reasons for both, the contradictions and the flexibility of the evolution of the nation state.

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