Featured weekly article: A Sacred Bastion? A Nation in Itself? An Economic Partner of Rising China? Three Waves of Nation-Building in Taiwan after 1949

A Sacred Bastion? A Nation in Itself? An Economic Partner of Rising China? Three Waves of Nation-Building in Taiwan after 1949 By Hsin-Yi Yeh Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 207-228 Abstract Agreeing with the constructivist approach to nationalism, this article argues that the prevailing ambiguous attitude towards nationality among people in Taiwan is a reflection … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Symbolic Charisma and the Creation of Nations: The Case of the Sámi

Symbolic Charisma and the Creation of Nations: The Case of the Sámi By Lars Elenius Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 467-482 Abstract The cultural charisma of the Sámi people has served to inscribe them in the nation myths of the Scandinavian states. This charisma was also built into the self-image of the Nordic countries when … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: Interview with Professor Gi-Wook Shin

Interview with Professor Gi-Wook Shin By John Kojiro Yasuda Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 165-174 SEN’s John Kojiro Yasuda sat down with Gi-Wook Shin to discuss his recent book, Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006), which explores the origins of that particular form of nationalism and how it … [Read more…]

Featured weekly article: The Combined and Uneven Development of Afghan Nationalism

The Combined and Uneven Development of Afghan Nationalism By Anand Gopal Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 478-492 Abstract The U.S. campaign in Afghanistan has been based, in part, on a pair of contradictory notions: First, that the Taliban are a supra-ethnic, transnational group severed from the social and cultural heritage of Afghanistan; and second, that … [Read more…]

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…]