Stereotypes: A Pattern Of Civic Nationalism

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Civic nationalism is a pattern of Nationalism that is eager to accept every citizen of a nation no matter for their race, language or religion (Kellas 1996). Many –not everyone of course- civic nationalists are liberal. A civic nation promotes free and transparent elections, its government gives back the will of the people, has active citizenship, freedom of peaceful congregation, equal chances for everyone, freedom of the press and support for social programs. Most importantly, a civic nation respects differences in language, ethnicity, culture, and religion, which are fields that no matter the function of the state (Kellas 1996). Civic state’s independent status characterizes a political identity built around shared citizenship in a liberal-democratic
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