3.1 What makes a nation, a state or a nation-state?

Why do England, Scotland and Wales take part in the Six Nations rugby championship alongside Italy, Ireland and France? Are they all ‘nations’? What do we mean by calling them ‘nations’? The nation has become one of the most contested concepts of our times. Scholars, politicians and political activists present different definitions of the nation, usually focusing on a variety of cultural, political, psychological, territorial, ethnic and sociological principles. The lack of an agreeme
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  • 5 – Very confident

  • 4 – Confident

  • 3 – Fairly confident

  • 2 – Not very confident

  • 1 – Not confident at all

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After reading this course you might like to carry out a risk assessment of your office environment or a nearby office and one of the following:

  1. a display-screen user risk assessment;

  2. a laboratory-based risk assessment;

  3. a field-work risk assessment for a proposed field expedition.


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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • know the meaning of all the terms highlighted in the course

  • understand the concept of the ‘network society’

  • have an awareness of how IT impacts on everyday life.


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