Re: QOTM - September

The main difference between the events of 1989-91 and 2020 is optimism and pessimism respectively. The events relating to the collapse of communist regimes in the late 1980s and early 1990s aligned with a liberal outlook and came alongside – and indeed contributed to – the end of the Cold War. When combined with the widening and deepening of European integration, even the suffering in the former Yugoslavia seemed to suggest that this ‘bad’ ‘ethnic’ nationalism was a historical relic.

CfP Panel: Populism, Nationalism and Right-Leaning Parties in Europe, Ghent, Belgium, 25-26 October 2019

We welcome papers addressing the usage of borders in political discourses of populist nationalist and far right parties in Europe or dealing with the sea borders of European countries and their significance in the context of current migration and asylum seeking populations arriving in Europe or being prevented to enter Europe.

Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian, this is indeed very helpful to set the scores between the "nations" of the Islands. I have argued in the past (a short outline here https://www.psa.ac.uk/psa/news/brexit-ethnopolitical-dimension) that it is in fact the failure to resolve the "English" rather than the "Celtic" question which creates problems for the future.

Re: Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

Thanks Brian
I think you are absolutely right to underscore the importance of nationalism to Brexit. Brexit is indeed reconfiguring political loyalties in the UK.
As you say, the nation, rather than the state, is becoming the focus of loyalties, although this is blurred in the case of England. The 'British' rhetoric of Brexit has obscured this development.
Ben

Does Brexit Mean Brexit?

H-Nationalism is pleased to publish a further contribution to its ongoing 'Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe' series, which discusses the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and its impact on nationalism and the future of Europe in a multidisciplinary perspective. Please feel welcome to add to the discussion by posting a reply.

Brexit, Nation and Sovereignty

H-Nationalism is pleased to publish a further contribution to its ongoing 'Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe' forum, which discusses the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union and its impact on nationalism and the future of Europe in a multidisciplinary perspective. Please feel welcome to add to the discussion by posting a reply.

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