Featured weekly article: The Importance of Culture in Civic Nations: Culture and the Republic in France

The Importance of Culture in Civic Nations: Culture and the Republic in France By Vincent Martigny Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 543-559 Abstract This article discusses Hans Kohn’s argument that civic nations pay little attention to cultural claims in their definition and practice of citizenship, by looking at the political system in France and its … [Read more…]

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: An Anatomy of Nationhood and the Question of Assimilation: Debates on Turkishness Revisited

An Anatomy of Nationhood and the Question of Assimilation: Debates on Turkishness Revisited By Serhun Al Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 83-101 Abstract Scholars have primarily debated the anatomy of Turkishness within the framework of an ethnic versus civic dichotomy. Arguing that such an approach would be inconclusive and less explanatory, this article approaches Turkishness … [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: Analysing the Prospects of Forging an Overarching European Collective Identity

Analysing the Prospects of Forging an Overarching European Collective Identity By George Yiangou Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 37-49 Introduction European political science has in the last couple of decades witnessed the project of European unification take entirely new dimensions. Since the signing of the Treaty of European Union (the Maastricht Treaty) in 1992 by … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Britishness in Trafalgar Square: Urban Place and the Construction of National Identity

Britishness in Trafalgar Square: Urban Place and the Construction of National Identity By Shanti Sumartojo Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 410-428 Abstract This article argues for the importance of urban public place in exploring how contemporary national identity is constructed. I take Trafalgar Square as my case study, exploring how Britishness was reinvented in two events … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Performing Identities on a Dutch River Dike: National Identity and Diverging Lifestyles

Performing Identities on a Dutch River Dike: National Identity and Diverging Lifestyles By Kees Terlouw Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 236-255 Abstract The creation of a national identity shared by the whole population becomes increasingly difficult in individualizing and globalizing national societies. The national population fragments into many lifestyle groups with very different social and … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Motherhood as Armenianness: Expressions of Femininity in the Making of Armenian National Identity

Motherhood as Armenianness: Expressions of Femininity in the Making of Armenian National Identity By Seven Beukian Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 247-269 Abstract This article explores the discourses on gender roles and the place of Armenian women in the Armenian nation-building process, especially focusing on the changes since the 1988 national movement formation. This study … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Tastes and Fragrances from the Old World: Memoirs by Egyptian Jewish Women

Tastes and Fragrances from the Old World: Memoirs by Egyptian Jewish Women By Nefissa Naguib Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 122-127 Introduction History tells us that cosmopolitanism for the Jews has been an adaptive instrument for a persecuted people without a homeland, a people who always had to be prepared to flee and move on … [Read more…]

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…]