Contemporary nationalism in Europe. Characteristics of selected aspects
The article presents the characteristics of selected aspects of the contemporary type of nationalism in Europe. In the author’s opinion, the contemporary type of nationalism in Europe ceased to be a mass movement and stopped functioning in the inclusive manner. The nationalisms representing this type are characterised by the transnational diffusion of ideas and slogans. They also drift away from the formula of integral nationalism and national egoism. The main enemies are now perceived within own societies rather than amongst other nations. Neotribalism becomes perceptible among them in the approach approximating that displayed by Michel Maffesoli. Their development is significantly influenced by the phenomenon known as space of flow referred to by Manuel Castells. These nationalisms more and more often take the form of confined social environments.