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Portugal and the Dynamics of Smallness

Pina-Cabral, Joao (2017) Portugal and the Dynamics of Smallness. In: Hannerz, Ulf and Gingrich, Andre, eds. Small Countries: Structures and Sensibilities. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, pp. 161-174. ISBN 978-0-8122-4893-7. E-ISBN 978-0-8122-9379-1.

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Abstract

The problem of smallness is no longer one that countries like Portugal have to face alone, but one that faces the whole world. The world today is small in the sense that there are no empty spaces out there anymore; we have reached the limits of the model of growth that drove modernity. That model was imperial and wasteful of resources, and it has increasingly turned against itself. The smallness of Portugal, both in political and economic terms, is no longer alone a Portuguese problem, but one of global dimensions: in environmental, legal, financial and social terms.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: nationality, Portugal, national identity, Europe
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Joao Pina-Cabral
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 17:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58548 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina-Cabral, Joao: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7180-4407
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