Present-Day Wallonia. The Search for an Identity without Nationalist Mania

  • Philippe Destatte


Looking at present-day Wallonia from a nationalistic point of view, an outsider is bound to experience serious problems. These problems are somehow reminiscent of the ones that— at the time— emanated from the kind of Wallonia the Walloon Movement wanted to create. Indeed, it is unusual for a political community (and Institution of Public Law) to have been founded on such a blatant and radical rejection of nationalism.


Cultural Project Walloon Region Society Project State Reform Radical Rejection 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998

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  • Philippe Destatte

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