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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
This meta analysis includes 50 articles concerning national identity. These are the main articles which have been introduced by the Bibliography of Social Identity published in 2009. All information of these articles has been extracted by the means of a form comprised of 22 questions. The information was analysed by quantitative and qualitative techniques. The findings indicate that the most of articles have explanatory characteristic, but 90 percent of them do not have any literature review. The dominant paradigms of these articles are reductionistic with superficial qualitative methods. Regarding a few of these articles, the national identity is an old and essential phenomenon, but in the majority of them national identity is a new emergent phenomenon coincided with the process of modernization, globalization and the formation of modern state in Iran. Todays this national identity is changing and getting into crisis. This crisis has been explained differently in these articles. In spite of some weaknesses of these articles such as the theoretical and methodological reductionism, they have some strong points such as paying attention to the historical, cultural, religious, social and political dimensions of national identity, describing and explaining the past, present and the future state of national identity and the process of it׳s changes.