On behalf of H-Nationalism, I'd like to thank Maurizio Ferrera for his excellent contribution and Aleksandar Pavkovic and Daniele Conversi for their interesting comments. The fifth post of our series will be published next Tuesday (20 February). Don't miss it!
I read with great interest Professor Ferrera’s post, finding it exciting and inspiring. Here, I would like to question only one aspect of his interpretation of the ‘revival of regional homelands’. What he is really looking at in this piece is the ‘protest of rich regions’ in Europe (notably examples such as Catalonia, Flanders and Northern Italy). Now, my question is: is the process of opening up of national borders (both in terms of European integration and wider globalisation) so important in this context?
The Catalan blowback.
I read Maurizio Ferrera’s article largely as a response to, and interpretation of, the global ghosts and fears evoked by the Catalan crisis. Moreover, the author perceives similarities between Italy's Northern leagues and the Catalan pro-independence parties; this vision seems to inform much of his interpretive framework.
Thank you for a highly illuminating contribution. Could I raise a few questions that may be of interest?
H-Nationalism is proud to publish here the fourth post of its “The Left and Nationalism Monthly Series”, which looks at the relationship between nationalism and left-wing movements and thinking in a multi-disciplinary perspective. Today’s contribution, by Professor Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan), inquires into the relationship between sub-state nationalism and welfare.
I am in search of Catholic writers from the 1920s and 1930s whose treatment of rural German-American Catholic settings is analogous to Willa Cather's My Antonia or Ole Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth. I have recently become aware of Herbert Krause's Wind Without Rain, which speaks to a German-American context, but a Lutheran rather than a Catholic one. Have list members any suggestions?
Jeremy Bonner, Honorary Fellow, University of Durham
The Brazilian Regionalism in a Global Context project invites paper proposals from scholars from all disciplines and career stages for its first workshop to be held at the University of Birmingham (UK) on 31 May and 1 June 2018.