Daniele Conversi

Daniele Conversi is Research Professor at the Ikerbasque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), Bilbao, Euskadi (Spain). He received his PhD at the London School of Economics and worked in various institutions, including Cornell University, Syracuse University and the Central European University, Budapest. More

Cambiamenti climatici. Antropocene e politica

Il punto di partenza di questo libro è la constatazione di un dato di fatto: il cambiamento climatico in atto è epocale, e se non venisse fermato i rischi sarebbero incommensurabili. I negoziati internazionali sul clima, però, si concludono spesso con un fallimento, o al limite con il raggiungimento di traguardi parzial... +

The Basques, the Catalans and Spain. Alternative Routes to Nationalist Mobilisation

Praise for The Basques, the Catalans and Spain: 'Conversi has skillfully woven together three major themes of modern nationalism: the importance of values and culture, the role of the state, and the sources of political violence. He does this through a masterly study of the differences between an inclusive Catalan, a... +

Walker Connor (1926–2017), pioneer in the study of nationalism

walker connor

The death of Professor Walker Connor (1926–2017), a prominent figure in
political science with a vast intellectual legacy, has left a huge vacuum among
scholars of nationalism.
I would first like to celebrate Walker, the man. Besides being a world-
recognised authority, Walker was a generous man, always ready to help+

Despite the crisis: The resilience of intercultural nationalism in Catalonian

Interculturalism provides the core framework for immigration-related policies in Catalonia, while remaining deeply intertwined with Catalan nationalism. We first identify 'intercultural nationalism'as the core doctrine through which Catalan nationalist discourse has been articulated in relation to immigration. We trace interculturalism's origins tonationalism in Quebec and argue that, in Catalonia also, regional immigratio... +

A Social History of Cultural Homogenisation (1789–1915)

The historical processes of state-led cultural homogenisation (1789–1915) has been a neglected area of investigation, even though practices of cultural homogenisation recurred throughout contemporary history, mostly under the umbrella of Westernising modernity. The research takes place within the theoretical framework of ‘critical modernism’. Not to be confused with the homonymous post-modernist approach, I redefine ‘critical modernism’ as an […]

Cultural globalisation

My second line of research revolves around the broad impact of cultural globalisation on nationalism/ethnic conflict, exploring how both are deeply related to changing – yet crucial – political concepts, such as democracy [21-25], self-determination [26], new notions of sovereignty [27, 28], war [8, 29], the Left-Right divide [12, 30-32] and ‘secularised’ ethno-religion [33]. This […]

Antropoceno, cambio climático y modelo social

El Antropoceno es una nueva era geológica provocada por la acción de los seres humanos. Elcambio climático es consecuencia de una idea de progreso abocada a la catástrofe socioambiental.El examen del neoliberalismo pretende desentrañar las causas de una degradación sistemáticade los recursos geológicos y de sus efectos asociales e insolidarios. La prevalente ideologíaconsumista ha sido […]