The Nation as Epistemic Regime: On the Bucharest Sociological School, State Consolidation and Interethnic Relations

Sfera Politicii. 2013;XXI(175 (3)):70-77


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Journal Title: Sfera Politicii

ISSN: 1221-6720 (Print)

Publisher: Fundatia Orient Expres

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: Romanian, English

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Ion Matei Costinescu


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This article analyzes Bucharest Sociological School from the perspective of state consolidation and interethnic relations. It outlines the constitution of a nationalist epistemic regime linking the Romanian people to territory across a multilayered field of discourse and national boundaries. As case studies, I highlight the monographic action, The Encyclopedia of Ro-mania, and the concurrent development of Hungarian rural sociology. These framed an oscillating policy of inclusion/exclusion towards ethnic minorities.