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Single Idea 20614

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 1. A People / c. A unified people]

Full Idea

Some states have a number of different ethnic or tribal groups. Often these attachments are much stronger than the attachment people feel towards the state.

Gist of Idea

People often have greater attachment to ethnic or tribal groups than to the state


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 6 'Membership')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.152

A Reaction

In Britain I fine people torn between attachments to the UK and to England or Wales or Scotland or NI. Attachments to football clubs are much stronger than most patriotism. Or attachment to a particular locality. Does it matter?