Here’s another roundup of some of the key news found on the web this week! Research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (27/05/2014) indicates that the number of people from ethnic minority groups has been consistently growing in Scotland. The Washington Post (28/05/2014) features a piece on the results of the recent European elections. Trinidad … [Read more…]
We at SEN have not been living under a rock for the last few months and have been watching events unfolding in the Ukraine. After heated protests during the summer in Turkey and Brazil, just to name a couple, our eyes have now turned to Eastern Europe. Wide cross-sections of the population in the Ukraine … [Read more…]
MSN News (25/01/14) explains why Australia’s National Day, held on January 26th, is so controversial, especially among the nation’s Aboriginal population. Al Jazeera (25/01/14) features an analysis on the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) YES campaign for independence. Global Post (24/01/14) features an article on the Berbers of North Africa and their calls on the … [Read more…]
The New York Times (19/01/14) explores the topic of education and nationalism in Israel, as Arabs grapple with what curriculum to teach children. The Japan Times (19/01/14) also looks at nationalism and language education in East Asian countries, and argues that “English-language education is fraught with deeper undercurrents of language protectionism and national identity”.
The Economist (23/11/13) analyses Ukraine’s progressive integration into the European Union, and the psychological unwillingness of Russia to accept the new geopolitics of the region. Policymic.com (22/11/13) explores the topic of race relations in France, amid the recent controversy over allegedly racist depictions of one of France’s well-known black politicians. Eurasia.net (22/11/13) reports on … [Read more…]
The Japan Times (16/11/13) opines on the tension among ethnic groups in rapidly modernising China and that “China’s Muslim Uighurs from Xinjiang, and Buddhist Tibetans, are resisting assimilation despite sustained efforts by ethnic Han Chinese”. Diplomatic Courier (15/11/13) reports on the threat of French nationalism and euroscepticism and what it could mean for the 2014 … [Read more…]