This module will begin with an overview of nation-states and nationalism. What are nations? How were they created? What is nationalism and what role does it play? After gaining a better understanding of these terms, we will move on to look at national identity. On what basis do nations and nation-states construct their identity? Is it language, culture, territory, race, ethnicity, or something else? We will look into historical and modern examples to better understand conflicts that could arise from differing ideas of national identity. The second part of the module will take a close look at the dark side of nationalism: racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and nationalist extremism.
Module Leader:Dániel Gergely Nagy