Dates: August 5 to 21, 2014
Prices: 490 EUR Read more
Credits: 6 ECTS
Coordinator: Dr. Ov Cristian Norocel, cristian.norocel(at)helsinki.fi.
This course on the politics of nation in contemporary Europe offers an in-depth review of the main research traditions and approaches in the study of nationalism and shows the ways they can be applied in concrete case studies. The lectures cover a broad range of themes and geographical areas, demonstrating how nationalism affects both international politics and people’s everyday lives in different corners of Europe, such as:
- How does nationalism impact on processes of European integration?
- What is the relation between immigration, cultural diversity, and European neo-nationalism/populist radical right?
- Why should nationalistic rhetoric that seems blatant to outsiders be acceptable within a particular national context?
- Why should the relocation of a historical artefact spark violent riots?
- How can nation-states manage national pluralism within their borders?