Nationalism, Boundaries, and Violence

‘Nationalism, boundaries and violence’, Millennium. Journal of International Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, 1999, pp. 553-584 DOI: 10.1177/03058298990280030901 full article In an age of transient sovereignties, collapsing state frontiers, expanding hybridization, ethnic amalgamation, cultural mixing, and ever-increasing inter-communication, a remarkable interest in boundaries has sprung up. Typically, ‘boundary’ and related terms have been in use since the […]

Current research

Current research Three main lines of research I. The first line of research focuses on the historical processes of state-led cultural homogenisation (1789–1915). This is in line with my previous (and broader) research on the role of modernist ideologies [1] and associated practices of cultural homogenisation recurring throughout contemporary history under the umbrella of Westernising […]

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 […]