Special Issue of SEN Focuses on Nation and Charisma

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…]

How Easy Is It To ‘Be British’? Interview With Tariq Modood

In his new book, Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship (Trentham, 2010), Professor Tariq Modood sets forth a concept of multiculturalism based on liberal citizenship, moderate secularism and an inclusive idea of what it is to be British. Professor Modood, left, is director of the University of Bristol’s Centre for the … [Read more…]

Fascism And Antisemitism: How Closely Linked? Interview With Daniel Tilles

Daniel Tilles, a PhD student in history at Royal Holloway, University of London, has co-edited a new collection of articles, Fascism and the Jews: Italy and Britain (Vallentine Mitchell, 2011). Through comparative examination of the use of antisemitism by fascists in Britain and Italy between the wars, the book seeks to unravel some of the … [Read more…]

A New Pragmatic Debate on Multiculturalism: David Cameron And Professor Tariq Modood

(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…]

2009 ASEN Conference Poster: Nationalism and Globalisation

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…]