SEN News Bites: 13-19 July 2014

Here’s the latest roundup of some of the most interesting nationalism and ethnicity news found on the web this week!     The National World (14/07/2014) features an opinion piece on the post-election ethnic tensions and contradictions in Afghan politics.   RTE News (14/07/2014) reports on multi-faith and military ceremonies that took place in various … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: 7-12 July 2014

Here’s the the latest roundup of some of the news found on the web this week! Deutsche Welle (07/07/2014) reports on large-scale anti-government protests in Kenya that sparked fears of renewed ethnic violence and instability. The Economic Times (08/07/2014) reports on the intention of the Indian government to identify and give national identity cards to … [Read more...]

Article Spotlights Round-Up – June News Bites

Read on for Article Spotlights from the SEN Archives focusing on SEN News Bites from June. Here, we focus on the significance of performance in the popularization and strengthening of national belonging and nationalist movements. The articles spotlit here are all from 2012′s special edition on ‘Forging the Nation: Performance and Ritual in the (Re)production of Nation’, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites: June 29 to July 6, 2014

  The Guardian (06/07/14) briefly analyses the history of race relations in early 20th century Liverpoool, England. Open Democracy (05/07/14) analyses the recent history of ethnic tensions between the Uyghur minority and other groups in China. The New Yorker (04/07/14) presents a brief history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States, … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites, June 17-24

Here’s another roundup of some of the most interesting news found on the web this week!   EUobserver (18/06/2014) features an opinion piece on the role of nationalism in the electoral strategy of Romania’s governing party. The Financial Times (19/06/2014) features a piece reflecting on the causes and potential consequences of the recent ethnic massacres … [Read more...]

Some thoughts on the draft Scottish constitution

Some thoughts on the draft Scottish constitution On 16th June, with a little over three months to go before the Scottish independence referendum, the Scottish Government, represented by the Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, published a draft constitution for an independent Scotland. The seventy-four page document, formally titled The Scottish Independence Bill: A Consultation on … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites, June 10- 16

Euroromaidanpr.com (11/06/2014) features an opinion piece on national identity and mythmaking in Ukraine. RBTH.com (12/06/2014) reports on the recent celebrations of Russia Day across Russia. France24 (13/06/2014) features a podcast debating whether French officials should sing the French national anthem aloud during public functions. National Catholic Reporter (13/06/2014) reports on the introduction of church-run day … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites, June 3-9 2014

Here’s the latest roundup of news found on the web this week! Guyana Times (04/06/2014) features a piece on the link between Guyanese identity and national unity. The Irrawaddy (05/06/2014) reports on the recent meeting between the Burmese government and ethnic rebel groups to discuss drafting a framework for political dialogue. Ynetnews.com (05/06/2014) reports on … [Read more...]

May News – Article Spotlights Round-Up

 Read on for Article Spotlights from the SEN Archives focusing on SEN News Bites from May. Here, we focus on ethnic politics and conflict with articles on Israel, India, and the challenges and the challenges of citizenship and democracy in multi-national states. Nissim Leon’s article focuses on the role of ‘religio-nationalist’ ideology within the Haredi community in … [Read more...]

SEN News Bites, May 26- June 2

  Here’s another roundup of some of the key news found on the web this week! Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (27/05/2014) indicates that the number of people from ethnic minority groups has been consistently growing in Scotland. The Washington Post (28/05/2014) features a piece on the results of the recent European elections. Trinidad … [Read more...]