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After a brief hiatus in August, the Question of the Month is back. It's been a busy summer for scholars of nationalism, and with the US election fast approaching, the fall is setting up to be even busier. 2020 looks set to be a watershed year in the field of nationalism studies, and will quite possibly shift the field entirely over the coming years. With this is mind we ask:
How significant is 2020 to scholars of nationalism? Can this be considered a moment of global nationalism, on a par with 1968 or 1989? What key factors have contributed to the nationalist boom that we have seen this year? How do you think future scholars of nationalism will talk about 2020, and what role will this year play in our scholarly work over the coming years?
As always we welcome any and all comments on this question, so please spread it far and wide to anyone who might be interested in contributing! We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Simon A. Purdue -- Network Editor