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By Catarina Kinnvall

Exploring the consequences of globalization in India and the matter of id formation, this ebook contributes to the theoretical and empirical debate on identification, globalization, spiritual nationalism and (in)security.

The writer places ahead a brand new procedure in line with political psychology, to interpret id development, that's visible as an individualized approach the place interactions of the worldwide and the neighborhood are in detail implicated. Thereby, this booklet provides a mental research of ways elevated lack of confidence impacts members’ and teams’ attachments to non secular nationalism in an period of globalization.

Developing a fascinating attitude on a well-known factor of shock within the politics of South Asia, and masses extra generally within the context of the modern global and constructing international politics, it is a worthwhile addition to normative severe social thought and the controversy on id and tradition in political technology and diplomacy, attractive to an inter-disciplinary audience.

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A modernizing country or region can simultaneously contain people in rural areas who continue to believe or speak in a certain way without being concerned that the language they are speaking is being neglected or that their particular religious beliefs are being threatened. Interaction and contact are, in other words, crucial for affecting people’s perceptions, which implies that there is no necessary connection between modernization and the fact that people may develop a sense of solidarity. What this suggests is that a group’s particular language and the distinctiveness of their religious beliefs do not by themselves predetermine that one group will show more internal solidarity than another group.

This is not to say that all individuals are affected negatively by these forces. The multifaceted nature of globalization makes such a statement much too simplistic, but it is to underscore Globalization and destabilization: approaching (in)security 25 how these forces may destabilize the lives of some individuals – particularly those for whom life has changed rapidly and for whom previously secure structures seem to be breaking down. The following section explores how the breakdown of such structures is likely to result in the search for a renewed sense of security.

Globalization and destabilization: approaching (in)security 13 logic of theoretical constructs, such as the global versus the local, homogeneity versus heterogeneity, universalism versus particularism or society versus the individual. By treating these as mutually exclusive forces, the result is often a failure to grasp the multifaceted effects of globalization on individuals. Instead of problematizing the relationship between the individual and the group, literature on globalization repeatedly takes individual or political groups for granted as an unproblematic nucleus of political transformation.

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