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Theresa May Puts the Egg in Hegemony

By Abby Day Theresa May’s interventions in the so-called Easter-egg-gate, and her ‘Easter Message’, have been widely interpreted as nostalgic, benign, even bland messages of soft nationalism and caring Christianity. They were nothing of the sort. They were deliberately targeted at the kinds of people who will vote for her in the next election: old […]

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Soil, Blood and Identity

By Lucy Mayblin Nationalism appears to be on the rise in Europe. Indeed, from west to east, north to south, nationalist movements seeking to exclude migrants or trigger the break-up of the European Union are growing in popularity. Nationalism’s exclusionary, xenophobic, often racist articulation was a key feature of the UK’s Brexit campaign and the subsequent reaction to the […]

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What Does Nationalism Have to Do with Humanitarianism?

By Shai M. Dromi International humanitarian nongovernmental organizations usually present themselves as bearing no national allegiance, and as working with the sole interest to save human lives impartially. Organizations such as Doctors without Borders, Doctors of the World, and CARE international have made transnationalism part of their expressed identity. For such NGOs, nations and nationalism […]

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Scotland, SNP and the Push for Independence: Ethnic Minorities and National Imagination

By Minna Liinpää After the Scottish Parliament formally backed Nicola Sturgeon’s call for another Scottish independence referendum, a choice between yes or no is potentially on the horizon again – and prior to UK leaving the EU if things go according to SNP’s plans. Theresa May has argued that ‘now is not the time’ for a Scottish independence referendum as Brexit […]

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Defining and Challenging New Nationalism

By Sivamohan Valluvan Brexit represented the formal consolidation of a new electoral coalition in the UK: middle-income conservatives as dotted across the green shires and provincial towns of England hitched to huge swathes of previously Labour voting working-class Britain. Much ink has been accordingly spilt trying to account for the different motivations and socio-economic circumstances […]

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