Belgium's Politics Essay by The Research Group

Belgium's Politics
History & development of nation. Looking at ethnicity, political accommodation, autonomy, structure, focusing on its status as a multinational state comprised of Flemish, Walloon & Brussels regions. Includes a map.
# 13719 | 2,700 words | 13 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (European) , History (European)

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This research develops a case study of Belgium as a multinational state. The focus of this case study is on the process of political accommodation within a multinational state.

The term ?state,? as it is used in this case study, refers to the jurisdiction within the country that has international recognition as a politically independent entity. The term ?nation,? as it is used in this case study, refers to the population groups within the state which are recognized as distinct cultural identities. Cultural identity, in turn, may be defined on the bases of ethnicity, race, language, religion, or other traits relevant within the context of a particular state."

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