Featured weekly article: The Emergence of a New Form of Mexican Nationalism in San Antonio, Texas

The Emergence of a New Form of Mexican Nationalism in San Antonio, Texas By Luis Xavier Rangel-Ortiz Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 384-403 Abstract This article explores the role played by a growing community of Mexican national entrepreneurs who are crafting a new form of Mexican nationalism in San Antonio, Texas. This population of Mexican … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: A ‘European Migrant Crisis’? Some Thoughts on Mediterranean Borders

A ‘European Migrant Crisis’? Some Thoughts on Mediterranean Borders By Annalisa Lendaro Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 148-157 Abstract This paper addresses the ongoing ‘European Migrant Crisis’ by, first, discussing the return of internal borders within the European Union as zones for controlling and sorting migrants, and then both internal and external borders as areas … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Ethnic and Regionalist Parties in Western Europe: A Party Family?

Ethnic and Regionalist Parties in Western Europe: A Party Family? By Andreas Fagerholm Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 304-399 Abstract Parties that defend the interest of one or a few ethnic groups and/or regions are, despite their differences, recurrently grouped together into a single party family. This article systematically applies the multidimensional framework offered by … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Syrian Uprising: Imagining and Performing the Nation

The Syrian Uprising: Imagining and Performing the Nation By Salwa Ismail Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 538-549 Abstract The uprisings that are sweeping through the Arab world have brought to the fore challenges that emerge in processes of political-community-making. Integral to these challenges are questions of political peoplehood, which interrogate the narratives and histories of … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: ‘Carnivals of Surplus Emotion?’ Towards an Understanding of the Significance of Ecstatic Nationalism in a Globalising World

‘Carnivals of Surplus Emotion?’ Towards an Understanding of the Significance of Ecstatic Nationalism in a Globalising World By Michael Skey Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 143-161 Abstract This paper focuses on public events that celebrate the nation and how they may offer important insights into the study of wider discourses of (national) identity and belonging. … [Read more…]

‘Elites and the Making of Post-Soviet Nations: Nationalising Regimes in Kazakhstan and Latvia’

‘Elites and the Making of Post-Soviet Nations: Nationalising Regimes in Kazakhstan and Latvia’ Diana T. Kudaibergenova (Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2015) Supervisor: David Lane Diana T. Kudaibergenova is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, POLIS Department, University of Cambridge. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the CERI Science Po, Paris, … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Ethnic and Civic Foundations of Citizenship and Identity in the Horn of Africa

The Ethnic and Civic Foundations of Citizenship and Identity in the Horn of Africa By Redie Bereketeab Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 63-81 Abstract The article seeks to analyse the ethic and civic forms of citizenship and identity in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia and to some extent Sudan are pursuing the ethnic model. While … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Boundaries in Shaping the Rohingya Identity and the Shifting Context of Borderland Politics

Boundaries in Shaping the Rohingya Identity and the Shifting Context of Borderland Politics By Kazi Fahmida Farzana Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 292-314 Abstract In recent years, new waves of ethnic violence in the Arakan (Rakhine) state of Burma (Myanmar) have resulted in increased internal displacement and the continued exodus of the Rohingya people to … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: ‘Two Ukraines’ Reconsidered: The End of Ukrainian Ambivalence?

‘Two Ukraines’ Reconsidered: The End of Ukrainian Ambivalence? By Mykola Riabchuk Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 138-156 Abstract The 2014 Russo-Ukrainian war, euphemistically called the ‘Ukraine crisis’, has largely confirmed, on certain accounts, a dramatic split of the country and people’s loyalties between the proverbial ‘East’ and ‘West’, between the ‘Eurasian’ and ‘European’ ways of … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Nationalism, Exclusion and Violence: A Territorial Approach

Nationalism, Exclusion and Violence: A Territorial Approach By John Robert Etherington Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 24-44 Abstract Nationalism can be understood as a doctrine of territorial political legitimacy, in the sense that demands for national self-government necessarily involve claims over a given territory. Such claims are ultimately justified by establishing a relationship of mutual … [Read more…]