Centre for the Study of Nationalism

The Centre for the Study of Nationalism engages critically with the modern and contemporary nation-state, whose components have come to define the structure of the modern world and its prevailing identities.

Some time ago, the nation-state was generally regarded as moribund, overtaken by globalization, Europeanization or some other form of transnationalism, but today most people realize that this is not true. The world still consists of nation-states and the international system is largely based on the idea of national sovereignty. In addition, the resurgence of the radical right and the rise of populism have recently made the claims and attractiveness of nationalism abundantly clear, though in new forms and with new implications for the future of the global order.



























Joana-Isabel Duyster Borreda
Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Email: joana.borreda@hum.ku.dk

Find us

South Campus, Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, 24.3.

About the centre

Professor Ulf Hedetoft, founder of CSN, talks about nationalism and the new centre. 

Opening lecture by Michael Herzfeld

Global Populism and the Dangerous Echo of European Nation-Building

Read abstract (pdf).