Editor’s note: As part of its special issue on Africa, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 11(1) dedicates its features section to exploring the socio-political and historical role of Africa in the International Criminal Court (ICC). The following is an introduction to that section and also appears in Issue 11(1). By Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Since its establishment, … [Read more…]
Since the late 1990s, there has been a pronounced increase in econometric analyses of violent intrastate conflict, not least thanks to the now seminal distinction of “greed” versus “grievance” factors – prominently put forth by Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler – to explain the causes of civil wars. To discuss the potential strengths as well … [Read more…]
Over the years, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) has published a variety of articles which engage with questions of multiculturalism in different societies from diverse academic perspectives. As part of SEN’s continuous engagement with these debates and aware of their relevance beyond the purely academic discourse, this current affairs comment is dedicated to the recent invitation of Thilo Sarrazin to the … [Read more…]
Contributors to Volume 10, Number 3, of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, examine charisma as the source of political authority. Navigate the links on the right for a selection of articles from this issue. The articles are available for download from the website of Wiley-Blackwell, which publishes SEN. The multitude of possible relationships between ‘Nation … [Read more…]
(Picture Property of Getty Images) Prime Minister David Cameron has started the ball rolling on a new debate on the relationship between multiculturalism and political extremism. His criticism of “state multiculturalism” on February 5 triggered a round of fresh discussion about multiculturalism — perhaps more precisely, pragmatic multiculturalism — that promises a move away from … [Read more…]
Please find links to some of the papers discussed at the 2009 ASEN conference: Reconfigurations in the Discourse of Nationalism and National Identity: Turkey at the Turn of the 21st Century — Tuba Kanci It’s Nothing Personal’: The Globalisation of Justice, the Transferability of Protest, and the Case of the Palestine Solidarity Movement — Atalia … [Read more…]
In our latest instalment, Dr. Elizabeth Teague discusses challenging one’s preconceptions, reading Chekhov for preparatory work — and bringing along plenty of Scottish shortbread; in other words, how to adjust to life as an employee at a foreign embassy in Russia.