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 modernity [2-8].

II. 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].

III. The third, and most recent, line of research consists in a series of joint articles exploring the epochal importance, more so in the social sciences, of the concept of Anthropocene as a new proposed geological epoch characterised by the indelible impact of human action on the earth’s surface [40-43]. This foundational concept is set to alter the very essence and, indeed, the study of most aspects of contemporary history, politics and society.

Between 2015 and 2018, I focused my work on three firmly interconnected lines of research:

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