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The 'insecurity dilemma' is therefore said to emanate also from the society or societies within the state. The inability of these states to provide certain basic forms of protection combined with a real or perceived bias of state policies favouring the ethnic group(s) in control of the state results in a chronic lack of legitimacy often ending in violent 20 The Soviet Legacy in Central Asia clashes between the government and opposition. In such circumstances regimes of such states face a dilemma over which policies to pursue to overcome their condition of insecurity.

Group loyalty then, theoretically, the size of society should be unlimited. Deutsch sets out to explain why societies have developed into national societies as opposed to purely functional societies based on the division of labour. 44 What is essential in the modern era is the distinction between society and culture, societies are said to 'produce, select, and channel goods and services' whereas cultures 'produce, select, and channel information'. 45 The limit to a social community is thus set by communication, those who are able to understand the socially stereo-typed patterns of behaviour peculiar to a certain social group and can communicate through this medium are included by default.

Nationalism as a political idea was initially expressed in the years leading up to the French Revolution as an alternative to monarchial absolutism and the belief in divine rule. The French Revolution sought to enact this alternative by placing sovereignty with the peoples of that state, that is, the nation. Hence the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789 proclaimed that 'sovereignty resides essentially in the nation; no body of men, no individual, can exercise authority that does not emanate expressly from it'.

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