Public lecture with SINIŠA MALEŠEVIĆ: Why Nationalism is not Going Away?

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Sal Eng2-0076
  • Lecturer: SINIŠA MALEŠEVIĆ, University College Dublin
  • Organiser: Hugo Valentin centrum
  • Contact person: Tomislav Dulic
  • Föreläsning

Nationalism is usually associated with disorder, extremism and violence. However, nationalist ideology has historically been, and remains, the principal legitimising device for the existence of polities that dominate the contemporary world – the nation-states. Hence as long as the nation-state model is the only legitimate form of territorial rule in the world nationalism will not go away. In this presentation I explore the organisational, ideological and micro-interactional processes that underpin the rise of grounded nationalisms throughout the world.

Siniša Malešević is Professor of Sociology at the University College, Dublin.
He is an elected member of Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europae. Recent books include Grounded Nationalisms (Cambridge UP 2019), The Rise of Organised Brutality (Cambridge UP, 2017), Nation-States and Nationalisms (Polity 2013), and The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge UP, 2010).