Keywords: nation, political nation, nation-state, national identity.


The article investigates the concept of “political nation”. The analysis of research studies and the generalization of domestic and foreign experience in the formation of political nation prove the relevance of the issues raised. The study of peculiarities of the political nation formation in the coordinates of the Modernist period enhances the understanding of processes in the socio-humanitarian sphere, makes it possible to outline the ambiguity of interpretations of the conceptual foundations of the political nation, and also helps to develop the effective state policy in this area. It should be noted that there are few studies that systematically analyze the domestic and foreign experience of forming the political nation and they need modernization.

It has been determined that the identification of the sense of national identity is the result of the appropriate mental work, and external challenges greatly optimize this process.

Different approaches to the content characteristics of the notion “political nation” have been considered and summarized. A number of factors (the need to preserve the integrity of state and its consolidation, the formation of civil society, hybrid aggression, etc.) have been outlined, which stipulate the necessity of developing the adequate policy on dealing with crisis phenomena, existing in the Ukrainian national identity. It has been established that the political nation forms a corresponding type of national culture, which creates a more systematic understanding of the genesis, ritual and strategy of national development.


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Dzvinchuk, D., & Ozminska, I. (2019). POLITICAL NATION: CONTENT AND PERSPECTIVES. Public Administration and Regional Development, 1(3), 23-38. https://doi.org/10.34132/pard2019.03.02