Tag Archives: nation-building

Nationbuilding Iraq: Prof Charles Tripp

Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, presenting a seminar on Nationbuilding Iraq. Watch the whole lecture here. (Length: 89 minutes) Advertisements

Slovakia for Slovaks? PM Fico’s statements

Just 20 years into statehood, nationalism is a common feature of Slovak politics. Still, when Robert Fico, the prime minister, said the country had been “established for Slovaks, not for minorities” in a recent speech, both the tenor and timing of the rhetoric raised eyebrows. Mr Fico has backpedalled since the late-February address, insisting that […]

South Sudan army begins offensive against Yau Yau rebels, kills 28

South Sudan’s army launched a military offensive against insurgents loyal to rebel leader David Yau Yau in the eastern Jonglei state, killing 28 militants, authorities said on Tuesday. Yau Yau raised a rebellion last year, with support from his Murle ethnic group, after losing local elections in 2010. Revenge killings between Murle and Lou Nuer […]

Murad Ismayilov: State, identity, and the politics of music: Eurovision and nation-building in Azerbaijan

Albeit often – and fairly – degraded in the world of high culture as a populist and politicized representation of music, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) – by sheer virtue of the populist and politicized nature of its essence – stands among the most consequential cultural encounters to which post-independence Azerbaijan has been exposed, in […]

Call for participants: The Savage State? Violence in Nationalism and Nation-building

Organized by the Violence & Conflict History Graduate Workshop, this one-day, inter-disciplinary graduate symposium aims to bring together scholars from both the UK and abroad to explore the ways in which the language, logic, and practices of violence and conflict have historically shaped conceptions of nationhood and national identity.  We welcome papers from current doctoral candidates […]