International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Construction of National Identity in Modern Times: Theoretical Perspective
Hüsamettin İnaç, Feyzullah Ünal

Identity politics can be seen as the general framework of today’s world politics. Ethnic, sectarian, religious and national identities are prominent as the referential points of international politics. Nevertheless, it is not so easy to comprehend what is identity and how the national identity can be built in different socio-political circumstances. In this context, this study argues that identity is a construction and formed in accordance with the exigencies of the existing conjuncture. In line with this argumentation we attempt to elaborate the transition from the ethnic identities into the national one in accompanying the identity formation mechanism and national building strategies in theoretical perspectives.

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