Nations: Formation and Interest Dynamics

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The article gives a brief description of historic conditions leading to the formation of nations, and on the basis of attributive features of a nation the set of national interests is identified. Considering national interests as a variable, the author stresses that they depend both on the wishes of ordinary people and on the ability of the state to streamline them in a constructive manner. National interests are classified according to their dynamic characteristics, and the special role of the state as the mouthpiece of national interests is pointed out.

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A E Kafirin

Moscow State University of engineering ecology

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Moscow State University of engineering ecology


  1. Sorokin P.A. Sistema sotsiologii: V 2 t. T. 1. - M., 1993.

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