Civic v Cultural Nationalism
Is national identity cultural or civic? Is it simply a matter of legal status- an official document or is it becoming part of a shared culture? When someone becomes citizen and accepts legal obligations and as well as being given legal rights, should they also embrace cultural traditions?
What obligation do immigrants have to adapt to the majority culture?
I the revival in traditional culture in China and example of conservative nationalism?
In the 1980s, British Conservative politician Norman Tebbit came under heavy criticism over what came to be called 'the cricket test'. Post-war Britain had received many people migrating from ex-colonies in the West Indies and South Asia where cricket was a major sport. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tebbit referred to these communities when talking about integration in the UK, saying: 'A large proportion of Britain's Asian population fail to pass the cricket test. Which side do they cheer for? It's an interesting test. Are you still harking back to where you came from, or where you are?'
In modern China in the increasing prominence given by party and state officials to the idea of 'Chineseness' , expressed, among other things, in a revival of traditional cultural practices and an emphasis on 'Chinese' principles and moral values. However, there has been a tension caused by the implications of viewing nations as cultural communities or political communities. When odes the acceptance of civic values of democracy and tolerance become a cultural requirement? Is it possible to be a UK citizen without accepting ideas of cultural tolerance.
Should the ability to speak English be a requirement of being British?
Tension between conservative cultural values and liberal cultural values. Is tolerance of LGBT education an expression of British liberal values or is tolerance of the right to protest the liberal value to be respected.