Publication
Title
Economic nationalism in Flanders before the Second World War
Author
Abstract
In this article the author makes the claim that economic nationalist ideas had their origins in the Flemish Movement before the First World War and were further developed in the interwar period. This is an important modification of the classical view that Flemish nationalism before the Second World War was mainly focused on the linguistic and cultural situation in Belgium. Central to this contribution is the view of economic nationalism as an ideology using social and economic means for nationalistic purposes, although there are variations in the degree to which economy and nationalism are tools or purpose. In any case there was not much consistency, because there were different views on what constituted the interests of the 'Flemish nation', and which social and economic principles should be adopted. In addition, a movement that did not show much unity could not construct a homogeneous social-economic agenda.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nations and nationalism. - Cambridge
Publication
Cambridge : 2008
ISSN
1354-5078
Volume/pages
14:3(2008), p. 542-561
ISI
000257569800006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 16.09.2017
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