February 15, 2015

Becoming “Estlanders”

The parties currently getting ready for elections would do well to think about how to supplement civic identity with a broader geographic identity that would also include non-citizens. The new term I propose, “eestimaalased” (“people of Estonia” or “Estlanders”), wouldn’t replace ethnic identity or European values, but it would territorially unite all people living in Estonia.

The parties currently getting ready for elections would do well to think about how to supplement civic identity with a broader geographic identity that would also include non-citizens. The new term I propose, “eestimaalased” (“people of Estonia” or “Estlanders”), wouldn’t replace ethnic identity or European values, but it would territorially unite all people living in Estonia.

Read more: Postimees (EST)

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