MSc Nationalism and Ethno-Religious Conflict       

 

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On 13 November at Birkbeck, a major ASEN/Nations & Nationalism seminar on leading political theorist of nationalism Yael Tamir's new book Why Nationalism will take place at Birkbeck in the evening. The panel will include:

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Weekly Readings

Part I

1. Definitions and Theoretical Overview

2. The Development of the State

3. The Origin of Ethnic Groups

4. Theories of Nationalism

 

Part II

5. State Nationalism, Nation-Building and Commemoration

6. Multi-Ethnic States: Multi-Ethnic Nations and Multi-National States  

7. National Identity: Ethnic or Civic?  

8. When Does Nationalism Become Secessionist?: Secession and Irridentism  

Part III

9. Nationalism, Ethnic Parties and Democratisation

10. Ethnic Violence and Genocide

11. Microfoundations of Civil War: Outbidding, Spoilers, Militias

Part IV

12. Secularisation and Religious Fundamentalism
13. Religion and Nationalism

14. Case Study: Islamic Fundamentalism

15. Conclusion and Review

 

 

Lectures  

1. Definitions and Theoretical Overview


2. The Development of the State

 

3. The Origin of Ethnic Groups

 

4. Theories of Nationalism 

 

5. State Nationalism, Nation-Building and Commemoration

 

6. Multi-Ethnic States: Multi-Ethnic Nations and Multi-National States


7. National Identity: Ethnic or Civic?


8. When Does Nationalism Become Secessionist?: Secession and Irridentism

 

9. Nationalism, Ethnic Parties and Democratisation

 

10. Secession

 

11. Ethnic Violence and Genocide 

 

12. Microfoundations of Civil War: Outbidding, Spoilers, Militias

 

13. Secularisation and Religious Fundamentalism 


14. Religion and Nationalism  

 

15. Case Study: Islamic Fundamentalism

 

16. Conclusion and Review