Is there any problem with nationalism? Some remarks about the Basque Nationalist Party's ideas in Spain

Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group
Dr Javier Beneitez
Entertaining Room, Darwin College
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 13:10 to 14:00

People imagine and believe in ethnic communities and nation states, but today others think it is a mistake to confine citizenship to ethnic communities and, ultimately, states. My talk deals the first dimension, although I refer it in one case: non-radical Basque's ideology, in Spain. The PNV (National Basque Party) is supporting that the Basque People or Euskal Herria (the Basque name for the Basque Country) are a people with their own identity among the peoples of Europe, a repository of unique historical, social and cultural heritage, which is geographically settled in seven territories.

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