Discipline: Political Science
The notion that national identity is the most appropriate basis for government. According to that perspective, it is only natural for the borders of states and nations to largely overlap. When that is not the case, the sovereignty should be shared or transferred.
Loyalty and devotion to the national group and its interests.
As an ideology, nationalism forges a common historical and cultural identity for people, and presenting nations to be more homogenous than they are in actuality. Benedict Anderson has thus argued that nations are in fact imagined communities