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 in Kenya.

Sunstar Davao (22/06/2014) reports on a weeklong exhibition which took place in Davao City and aimed to express nationalism through showcasing culture, the arts and Filipino national attire.

The Sydney Morning Herald (23/06/2014) reports on an upsurge of ethnic violence between ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the deeply divided town of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo.

The Independent (23/06/2014) reports the key findings of recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies indicating that 80% of pupils in inner-London schools were from non-white backgrounds in 2012 compared to 14% in the country at large.

Solomon Star (23/06/2014) reports on the speech by the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands in which he suggested that Christianity is seen as a national identity in the country.

ITAR-TASS News Agency (24/06/2014) reports the results of a survey conducted by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) showing that 57% of the respondents currently support the idea of Russia as a multinational state.

 

 

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

If you would like to write a response to any of these news stories, please email us at sen@lse.ac.uk.

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