The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

How is it difficult for a state to establish and enhance its political legitimacy through nation building strategies?

Answer

It is because in a state of cultural diversity, affinity of people to their ethnic, religious, linguistic community is much stronger than to their country. In other words, national feelings are next to their ascriptive identity. In these circumstances, it is difficult for a nation to secure loyalty and obedience of their citizens through policies of assimilation or integration.

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