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Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Interview – Anthony D. Smith

Professor Anthony D. Smith answers your questions about the origin of nations, changing conceptions of nationhood in the EU, and the links between nationalism and genocide.

Review – Never Forget National Humiliation

Review – Never Forget National Humiliation

The over-arching quest for nationalist legitimacy by the CCP is at the very heart of Zheng Wang’s must-read for anyone interested in post-Tiananmen Chinese nationalism.

‘A Slippery Slope?’ The Impact of Scottish Independence on Wales

‘A Slippery Slope?’ The Impact of Scottish Independence on Wales

With different historical legacies, independence for Scotland would not mean the same for Wales. Though, it might well instigate a break-up of Britain into component, federal parts.

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Quebecers may be hesitant to accept complete independence for Quebec. But even if Quebec sovereignty is currently not the vibrant force that it used to be, the larger question of Quebec’s place in the Canadian federation remains unresolved.

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

As a former racist who grew up thinking that those deemed to pose a threat to Burma’s sovereignty and Buddhist identity should be ‘gassed’, I feel a deep chill thinking about what Burmese society is evolving into.

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

The election of Pauline Marois should be seen as another nationalist challenge to Canada’s national unity. Yet, with only 32 percent of the popular vote, her powers to hold a referendum are constrained.

Nationalism, Racism and the Olympic Industry

Nationalism, Racism and the Olympic Industry

Racism works hand-in-hand with international rivalries and tensions to generate media firestorms. In this respect, the Olympic industry’s reliance on rhetoric of international peace and friendship has long lacked any credibility.

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

There has not been much consideration of how Scotland potentially seceding from the UK might impact the Basque movement in Spain. Despite the many similarities between the two cases, it is unlikely to have much impact.

South Sudan a Year On: Statehood in Perspective

South Sudan a Year On: Statehood in Perspective

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the South Sudanese state’s creation, the country is still plagued with many of the issues it has faced for decades. Indeed, it’s only because we have inflated expectations of states that we believed it would be any different.

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

The necessity to control one’s economic, political and cultural space in the global market seems to indicate that the separatist sentiment among the Scottish and the Catalans will continue to grow.

Nationalism in the 21st Century

Nationalism in the 21st Century

Nationalist ideology continues to shape global politics today, but twenty-first century nationalists must reconsider the meaning of self-determination, independence, autonomy and sovereignty in an increasingly interconnected world.

Walking Corpses

Walking Corpses

Hannah Arendt’s name has emerged at the forefront of contemporary writing on the possibility of cosmopolitan political forms. The central political issue, for Arendt, was one of appropriate foundation, that is, ‘the setting of a new beginning’ and of ‘lawgiving’. One could read Arendt’s entire theory of politics as an effort to work out the possibility of non-violent, non-imperial, non-ideological political founding.

Iranian nationalism: A theoretical dilemma

Iranian nationalism: A theoretical dilemma

This brief study aims to examine the emergence of Iranian nationalism and its implications of national independence in 1950s. Dr. Mosaddegh and his nationalist party Jebhe Milli Iran (Iranian National Front) will be the focus of this inquiry, which begins with a brief historical background to the origins of the party and the political climate of the time.

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