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Ana Matan ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (112 KB) str. 196-212 preuzimanja: 324* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Matan, A. (1998). Nacije kao klubovi. Politička misao, 35 (2), 196-212. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Matan, Ana. "Nacije kao klubovi." Politička misao, vol. 35, br. 2, 1998, str. 196-212. Citirano 20.06.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Matan, Ana. "Nacije kao klubovi." Politička misao 35, br. 2 (1998): 196-212.
Matan, A. (1998). 'Nacije kao klubovi', Politička misao, 35(2), str. 196-212. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 20.06.2019.)
Matan A. Nacije kao klubovi. Politička misao [Internet]. 1998 [pristupljeno 20.06.2019.];35(2):196-212. Dostupno na:
A. Matan, "Nacije kao klubovi", Politička misao, vol.35, br. 2, str. 196-212, 1998. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 20.06.2019.]

The methodological assumptions of the rational choice theory — methodological individualism and rationality — are not generally considered suitable for analyzing nations. Nevertheless, if we accept that the political process is at least partially rational, and that nation building and change is part of that process, this will provide an opening to look at nations from the unortodox perspective of rational choice. The club theory, as part of the rational choice theory, offers great opportunities for establishing analogies between clubs and nations, and thus for shedding new light on some features of modern polities. Establishing a polity, by the club analogy, entails two basic selections: the selection of the members and the selection of a sovereign territory, that will serve to provide physical protection and material resources for its members. The choice of membership is in general based on the choice of desirable membership characteristics (usually cultural ones). The choice of a sovereign territory is linked to the decision on the part of the members to engage in a collective action in order to acquire the sovereign territory.

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