Featured weekly article: The Dual National Identity of the Korean Minority in China: The Politics of Nation and Race and the Imagination of Ethnicity

The Dual National Identity of the Korean Minority in China: The Politics of Nation and Race and the Imagination of Ethnicity By Jin Woong Kang Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 101-119 Abstract This article explores the historical changes in the national identity of the Korean minority in China from the period of Japanese colonial invasion … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Post-communist extremism in Eastern Europe: The nature of the phenomenon

Post-communist extremism in Eastern Europe: The nature of the phenomenon By Othon Anastasakis Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 15-26 Abstract The recent electoral gains of extreme right parties in many countries of Europe have made European citizens realise that the extreme right is not to be regarded exclusively as a fringe phenomenon but as a … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Reducing Massive Human Rights Violations Such as Enforced Disappearances in Africa: Towards Developing Transitional Justice Strategies

The Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Reducing Massive Human Rights Violations Such as Enforced Disappearances in Africa: Towards Developing Transitional Justice Strategies By Jeremy Sarkin Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 130-142 Introduction Over the last two decades the human rights situation on the African continent has improved, albeit slowly and unevenly (Sarkin … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Identity, Issues, and Religious Commitment and Participation: Explaining Turnout among Mosque-Attending Muslim Americans

Identity, Issues, and Religious Commitment and Participation: Explaining Turnout among Mosque-Attending Muslim Americans By Jangsup Choi, Gamal Gasim, and Dennis Patterson Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 343-364 Abstract While work on the political behaviour of religious groups in America has shown that, among other things, religious commitment and strong opinions on salient issues can encourage … [Read more…]

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…]