New publication: Basque Nationhood

Debates about Basque self-determination were curtailed for decades by political violence, involving both the actions of ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and the counter-terrorism activities of Spain and France. In 2011, ETA announced a permanent cessation of operations. Since then, stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to rethink Basque nationhood and democratic representation in … Continue reading

New publication: Cartographies of Differences

This volume investigates the process of learning how to live with individual and group differences in the twenty-first century and examines the ambivalences of contemporary cosmopolitanism. Engaging with the concept of ‘critical cartography’, it emphasizes the structural impact of localities on the experiences of those living with difference, while trying to develop an account of … Continue reading

New publication: Polish Patriotism after 1989

This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend» the notion of patriotism, which during this period has become a central issue in Polish political discourse. Contemporary Polish society … Continue reading

New publication: Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples

This book investigates nationalisms and the emergence of national identities among the Indigenous peoples across North America. It examines the many difficulties which the Native communities have had to face in order to assert themselves as nations, as well as looking at the ambiguity of the term ‘nation’ within First Nations-government relations. The volume gives … Continue reading

New publication: Contested Borders

This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania as the primary case study, examining how the understanding of the Albanian nation has taken on varying geographical borders over time and … Continue reading

Totalitarian and Authoritarian Discourses

This volume offers a comparative analysis of the functioning of totalitarian and authoritarian discourses and their aftermath. Whereas other studies often focus on communist/post-communist examples and hence particularize totalitarian discourse, this book starts from a more encompassing theoretical perspective, transcending the limitation of totalitarian discourse to its communist constituent. The case studies presented in this … Continue reading

Book Launch: The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy

The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Practice, edited by Ephraim Nimni, Alexander Osipov and David J. Smith, will be launched on Friday 29th November. The launch will take place as part of a Peace Journalism workshop to be held at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast; please click here for more details about the event.

Attitudes to National Identity in Melanesia and Timor-Leste

This book examines the attitudes of tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor-Leste to national identity and key issues of nation-building. Their views are pivotal to understanding the challenges of building a more cohesive sense of national identity and political community in these states. Melanesian countries show a relatively high degree of similarity in their responses … Continue reading

Book Launch: Hungary and Romania Beyond National Narratives

Hungary and Romania Beyond National Narratives, edited by Anders E. B. Blomqvist, Constantin Iordachi and Balázs Trencsényi, will be launched at 5pm on Thursday 13th June. The launch will take place in Budapest as part of the conference Catastrophe and Utopia: Central and Eastern European Intellectual Horizons, 1933 to 1958.

Hungary and Romania Beyond National Narratives

This volume explores bilateral relations between Romania and Hungary and examines the entangled history of their two peoples. Going beyond traditional nation-centred narratives, the contributors approach the shared pasts of Romanians and Hungarians within a transnational research framework. Writing the history of Romania and Hungary within a unitary framework, rather than in isolation, allows for … Continue reading

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