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Catarina Kinnvall

Catarina Kinnvall

Assistant Head of Department Coordination of Research | Professor

Catarina Kinnvall

Globalization and Religious Nationalism: Self, Identity and the Search for Ontological Security

Author

  • Catarina Kinnvall

Summary, in English

The globalization of economics, politics, and human affairs has made individuals and groups more ontologically insecure and existentially uncertain. One main response to such insecurity is to seek reaffirmation of one's self identity by drawing closer to any collective that is perceived as being able to reduce insecurity and existential anxiety. The combination of religion and nationalism is a particularly powerful response ("identity-signifier") in times of rapid change and uncertain futures, and is therefore more likely than other identity constructions to arise during crises of ontological insecurity.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2004

Language

English

Pages

741-767

Publication/Series

Political Psychology

Volume

25

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Idéanalys och normativ politisk teori
  • Politisk teori och metod

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0162-895X