Changing identities and international relations theory: A cautionary note
Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
A contemporary theme in international relations holds that the loyalty of individuals toward states is in decline as individuals shift their identities toward supranational or subnational entities. Surprisingly there have been few attempts to track such shifts empirically. We use data from cross-national public opinion surveys to examine whether loyalties have changed in recent dacades. Our analysis suggests that loyalty to territorial states has remained relatively stable, with minor exceptions, for individuals from different geographic regions, socio-economic backgrounds, and age cohorts.
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Dombrowski, Peter and Rice, Tom, "Changing identities and international relations theory: A cautionary note" (2000). Faculty Publications. 3680.