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Nationalism. Prof. Lars-Erik Cederman Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) Seilergraben 49, Room G.2 [email protected] http://www.icr.ethz.ch/teaching/nationalism Assistant: Kimberly Sims , CIS, Room E 3, [email protected]

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Nationalism

Nationalism

Prof. Lars-Erik Cederman

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) Seilergraben 49, Room G.2

[email protected]

http://www.icr.ethz.ch/teaching/nationalism

Assistant: Kimberly Sims, CIS, Room E 3, [email protected]


Today s outline

Today’s outline

  • Nationalism is crucial

  • Nationalism is ignored and mis-conceived

  • You need to study it!

  • You can learn more about nationalism in this course!


Nationalism

state ≠ nation


Number of articles with titles relating to ethnicity and nationalism

Number of articles with titles relating to ethnicity and nationalism

Source:

JSTOR


Number of articles with titles relating ethnicity and nationalism

Number of articles with titles relating ethnicity and nationalism

Source:

Current Contents


Course goals

Course goals

  • Understanding the present by understanding the past

  • Mastering concepts and theories

  • Putting nationalism in an IR context


Readings

Readings

  • Gellner, Ernest. 1983. Nations and Nationalism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

  • Breuilly, John. 1993. Nationalism and the State. 2nd ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

    The books are available for purchase at

    Klio Buchhandlung; Zähringerstrasse 45; 8001 Zürich

    [email protected]; www.klio-buch.ch; Phone: 01 251 42 12

  • All other readings will be available on line. We will provide instructions in class.

  • In addition, the texts will all be put on reserve in the CIS library, downstairs at Seilergraben 49

  • Finally, the lecture slides will be published on the class web page. You can transform them from PDF to Powerpoint by changing the extension to ppt.


Performance evaluation

Performance evaluation

  • In-class midterm (mostly short answers)

  • All students will receive a grade whether it counts or not


Course schedule

Course Schedule

Oct. 27Key Concepts

Nov. 3Theories I

Nov. 10Theories II

Nov. 17Nationalist systems change

Nov. 24State-led nationalism

Dec. 1Unification and separatist nationalism

Dec. 8Anti-/Post-colonial nationalism

Dec. 15Post-communist nationalism

Dec. 22To be rescheduled

Jan. 12Ethnic conflict

Jan. 19Beyond nationalism? European integration

Jan. 26Beyond nationalism? Pan-nationalism and religious

fundamentalism

Feb. 3Exam


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