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Journal:   SOCIAL WELFARE   WINTER 2012 , Volume 11 , Number 43; Page(s) 7 To 34.
 
Paper: 

GLOBALIZATION AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES AMONG THE STUDENTS OF TABRIZ UNIVERSITY

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADBAKHSH BAHMAN*, HOBBI AKRAM, GHOREISHI FARDIN
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: One of main issues related to the process of globalization is survival or persistence of national identities in the mainstream of global economy and culture. Different views have been presented in this respect. One of them claims that globalization has a negative effect on national identities, and eliminates the differences. Others, however, state an opposite view. This paper has identified three fundamental but different approaches and examined them by the research’s data. These three approaches are: extreme globallists’ approach, skepticals’ approach and transformists’ approach.
Method: This investigation has been carried out by survey method among the students of Tabriz University.
Finding: the most important finding in this research is the relationship between process of globalization and national identity. It means that increasing in process of globalization lead to decrease in national identity. Therefore, it shows that the first and the third approach would be accepted.
Conclusion: the most prominent findings states that increasing globalization identity leads to, reducing national identity of students. Theoretically, it means that among the mentioned triple approaches, the first and third approaches are confirmed; while, according to available data, the second approach is not confirmed.

 
Keyword(s): ETHNICITY, GLOBAL IDENTITY, GLOBALIZATION, NATIONAL IDENTITY
 
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