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COSMOPOLITISM AS THE END OF PATIROTISM AMONG SLOVENIAN YOUTH

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Author(s): Lea Nahtigal | Vladimir Prebilic

Journal: Journal of Comparative Politics
ISSN 1337-7477

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The success of modern democratic societies is dependent on the spontaneous and unforced support of the members of these societies; that is, on their identification with the communities to which they belong. In order to reinforce the sense of adherence on the part of members of a modern democratic community, a certain moderate level of patriotic sentiment is required. This sentiment should be conveyed (and gained) during the process of education, and should of course also arise as a part of belonging to a reasonably successful society with which an individual shares certain common traits. In this article, we define the notion of patriotism and place it in a broader context, namely from the perspective of globalisation, a perspective from which the question of whether patriotism represents an obstacle to cosmopolitanism and successful European integration cannot be avoided. In the empirical part of this article, the emphasis, aided by the selected parameters, is on the presentation of the results of comparative studies performed in 2008 and 2010 among primary school pupils and secondary school students. This presentation enables us to analyse the degree of patriotism among the young in Slovenia.
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