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Dr John Hutchinson

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Associate Professor (Reader) in Nationalism in Europe

Email: j.hutchinson1@lse.ac.uk| 
Office: CON3.21, Connaught House
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4.00pm-5.30pm
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Biography


John Hutchinson joined the LSE in 1999 having previously taught Griffith University, Brisbane for many years. He undertook an undergraduate History degree at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Sociology at the LSE. He has authored and edited several books in the field of Nationalism, including The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism, Modern Nationalism and Nations as Zones of Conflict. He is currently Vice-President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and Deputy Editor of Nations and Nationalism. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences, Boston University, and of the Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms, University of Amsterdam. He is currently completing a monograph on warfare and nationalism.

Research Interests


  • Theories of nationalism
  • Cultural nationalism
  • Warfare and nationalism.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV247 Theories and Problems of Nationalism
  • GV479 Nationalism
  • GV4C7 Warfare and National Identity
  • GV510 Ethnicity and Nationalism Research Workshop

Recent Publications


Introduction: global perspectives on religion, nationalism and politics
Hutchinson, John (2013) Introduction: global perspectives on religion, nationalism and politics. In: Hefner, Robert, Hutchinson, John, Mels, Sara and Timmerman, Christiane, (eds.) Religions in Movement: the Local and Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions. Routledge studies in religion. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 9-18. ISBN 9780415818759

Religions in movement: the local and the global in contemporary faith traditions
Hefner, Robert, Hutchinson, John, Mels, Sara and Timmerman, Christiane, eds. (2013) Religions in movement: the local and the global in contemporary faith traditions. Routledge studies in religion . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415818759

Cultural nationalism
Hutchinson, John (2013) Cultural nationalism. In: Breuilly, John, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism. Oxford handbooks in history. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 75-96. ISBN 9780199209194

The Irish revival, elite competition and the First World War
Hutchinson, John (2013) The Irish revival, elite competition and the First World War. In: O'Neill, Ciaran, (ed.) Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century. Four Courts Press, Dublin. ISBN 9781846823510

Globalisation and nation formation in the longue durée
Hutchinson, John (2011) Globalisation and nation formation in the longue durée. In: Halikiopoulou, Daphne and Vasilopoulou, Sofia, (eds.) Nationalism and Globalisation: Conflicting or Complementary? Routledge, London, UK; New York, USA, pp. 84-99. ISBN 9780415581974

Nationalism and violence
Hutchinson, John (2010) Nationalism and violence. In: Breen, Keith and O'Neill, Shane, (eds.) After the Nation?: Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism. International political theory. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 121-138. ISBN 9780230576537

Diaspora dilemmas and shifting allegiances: the Irish in London between nationalism, catholicism and labourism (1900–22)
Hutchinson, John (2010) Diaspora dilemmas and shifting allegiances: the Irish in London between nationalism, catholicism and labourism (1900–22). Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 10 (1). pp. 107-125. ISSN 1754-9469

Warfare and the sacralisation of nations: the meanings, rituals and politics of national remembrance
Hutchinson, John (2009) Warfare and the sacralisation of nations: the meanings, rituals and politics of national remembrance. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 38 (2). pp. 401-417. ISSN 0305-8298

Anatomising Michael Mann
Hutchinson, John (2008) Anatomising Michael Mann. Journal of Power, 1 (1). pp. 87-93. ISSN 1754-0305

In defence of transhistorical ethnosymbolism: a reply to my critics
Hutchinson, John (2008) In defence of transhistorical ethnosymbolism: a reply to my critics. Nations and Nationalism, 14 (1). pp. 18-27. ISSN 1354-5078

Introducing 'The making of English national identity'
Hutchinson, John (2007) Introducing 'The making of English national identity'. Nations and Nationalism, 13 (2). pp. 179-182. ISSN 1354-5078

Warfare, remembrance and national identity
Hutchinson, John (2007) Warfare, remembrance and national identity. In: Leoussi, A and Grosby, S, (eds.) Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism : History, Culture and Ethnicity in the Formation of Nations. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 42-54. ISBN 0748621121

Hot and banal nationalism: the nationalization of 'the masses'
Hutchinson, John (2006) Hot and banal nationalism: the nationalization of 'the masses'. In: Delanty, G and Kumar, K, (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Nations and Nationalism. SAGE, London, UK, pp. 295-306. ISBN 1412901014

Nations as zones of conflict
Hutchinson, John (2005) Nations as zones of conflict. SAGE Publications, London, UK. ISBN 0761957278

Myth against myth: the nation as ethnic overlay
Hutchinson, John (2004) Myth against myth: the nation as ethnic overlay. Nations and Nationalism, 10 (1-2). pp. 109-124. ISSN 1354-5078

History and national destiny: ethnosymbolism and its critics
Hutchinson, John and Guibernau, Monserrat, eds. (2004) History and national destiny: ethnosymbolism and its critics. Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 1405123915

Nationalism, globalism and the conflict of civilizations
Hutchinson, John (2003) Nationalism, globalism and the conflict of civilizations. In: Özkirimli, Umut, (ed.) Nationalism and Its Futures. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 71-92. ISBN 1403917132

The past, present and future of the nation-state
Hutchinson, John (2003) The past, present and future of the nation-state. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter (1). pp. 7-14. ISSN 1526-0054

Enduring nations and the illusions of European integration
Hutchinson, John (2002) Enduring nations and the illusions of European integration. In: Spohn, Willfried and Triandafyllidou, Anna, (eds.) Europeanisation, National Identities and Migration: Changes in Boundary Constructions Between Western and Eastern Europe. Routledge advances in sociology(5). Routledge, London, pp. 36-51. ISBN 9780415296670

Archaeology and the Irish rediscovery of the Celtic past
Hutchinson, John (2001) Archaeology and the Irish rediscovery of the Celtic past. Nations and Nationalism, 7 (4). pp. 505-519. ISSN 1354-5078

Nations and culture
Hutchinson, John (2001) Nations and culture. In: Guibernau, Montserrat and Hutchinson, John, (eds.) Understanding Nationalism. Polity Press, Oxford, pp. 74-96. ISBN 9780745624020

Understanding nationalism
Hutchinson, John and Guibernau, Montserrat, eds. (2001) Understanding nationalism. Polity Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780745624020

Ethnicity and modern nations
Hutchinson, John (2000) Ethnicity and modern nations. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 23 (4). pp. 651-669. ISSN 0141-9870

Nationalism: critical concepts in political science
Hutchinson, John and Smith, Anthony D., eds. (2000) Nationalism: critical concepts in political science. Critical concepts in political science .1st ed., Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415201094

Re-interpreting cultural nationalism
Hutchinson, John (1999) Re-interpreting cultural nationalism. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 45 (3). pp. 392-409. ISSN 0004-9522

The Gaelic revival in London, 1900-22: limits of ethnic identity
Hutchinson, John and O'Day, Alan (1999) The Gaelic revival in London, 1900-22: limits of ethnic identity. In: Swift, Roger and Gilley, Sheridan, (eds.) The Irish in Victorian Britain: the Local Dimension. Four Courts Press, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 254-276. ISBN 9781851824038

The artist as nation-builder: William Butler Yeats and Chaim Nachman Bialik
Hutchinson, John and Aberbach, David (1999) The artist as nation-builder: William Butler Yeats and Chaim Nachman Bialik. Nations and Nationalism, 5 (4). pp. 501-521. ISSN 1354-5078

Modern nationalism
Hutchinson, John (1994) Modern nationalism. Fontana movements and ideas . Fontana Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780586090565

The dynamics of cultural nationalism: Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state
Hutchinson, John (1987) The dynamics of cultural nationalism: Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state. Allen & Unwin, London, UK. ISBN 9780043202043

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