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Another month has passed and it's time for another installment of H-Nationalism's Question of the Month. This month we are tackling perhaps one of the most difficult questions in the study of nationalism, and we expect a lively and well-informed debate as we ask:
Some scholars have put forward the idea that anti-colonial nationalism often mutates into a more exclusionary nationalism in the post-colonial context. Examples include the rise of Hindutva in India, the persecution of the Rohinga in Burma, the rise of far-right politics in the former Soviet states of Eastern Europe, and the rise of authoritarian regimes in the Philippines and Uganda. Is this assessment correct? If so, what are some of the major factors that contribute to the shift towards exclusionary nationalism? What does this shift tell us about the broader history of nationalism around the globe and across time?
As always we eagerly anticipate your insights on this complex question.
Simon Purdue, Series Editor, H-Nationalism's Question of the Month