Few years ago some scholars moved quickly to proclaim the end of the ‘age of nationalism’, under the assumption that concepts such as religion and culture would predominate in international politics in the 21st century.
However, a glance around the world and one may surmise that there really has been no end to nationalism. In emerging economies, nationalism, remains extremely prevalent while we observe the emergence of new forms of nationalism, fused with religion, in Jihadist organizations.
What is more, in some member states of the European Union, a continent stricken by the destructive effects of two world wars, nationalist ideologies have resurged becoming entangled with extreme conceptions of the ‘nation’, some even bordering on fascism.
But nationalism is a complex phenomenon that needs to be examined both as an overarching concept as well as a within specific contexts.
In this edition of the “Resources for Democracy” podcast we speak to Daphne Halikiopoulou, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Reading who discusses the different variations of nationalism, with a strong focus on Greece.