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New and Old Nationalism

Master course. 15 credits. Political Science. Autumn term.

STVN19 – New and Old Nationalism (15 credits)

Nationalism has a central place in world politics, which makes it important to understand its causes and consequences. The course includes an overview of different theories of nationalism and compares previous and established ideas with contemporary contributions to the discussion. 

The course also covers critical perspectives on present-day nationalism and its disputed connections to populism and nostalgia. You will during the course receive analytical tools to understand the origins of nationalism and its complicated relationship to government, war and democracy.