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Nations and Nationalism Journal

Nations and Nationalism is published on behalf of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) in partnership with LSE IDEAS. The journal is published quarterly by Wiley.

About the Journal

Nations and Nationalism is a journal of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN).

Nationalism is the central issue of the modern world. The demise of the Soviet Union has witnessed revival of ethnic and national identification and, at the same time, the proliferation of nationalist and ethnic conflicts across the world. The consequent explosion of interest in ethnicity, national identity and nationalism has created an urgent need for systematic study in this field. Nations and Nationalism aims to satisfy this need. 

As a scholarly, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal, Nations and Nationalism is designed to respond to the rapid growth of research in the study of nationalism and nationalist movements throughout the world. It is the only journal in the English-speaking world specifically devoted to the study of nations and nationalism in all their manifestations and varieties, both in the past and in the present, and across the globe  

The journal is published quarterly by Wiley and includes original studies, theoretical, empirical, historical, comparative and philosophical, of a range of issues in the field (cultural, political, economic and social), together with debates, viewpoints, review articles and book reviews. Special issues highlight subjects and areas of current interest. The journal covers all areas of the world.

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Free to Access

The first issue of the current volume is free to access for one calendar year.

Issue 27.1, January 2021 begins with three of our special features: a symposium on the work of David Martin, a distinguished sociologist of religion with particular interests in nationalism; an exchange on the contribution which quantitative analysis can make to the understanding of ethnic and national identity; a themed section on nationalism and self-determination in the Horn of Africa, Guest Edited by Alex de Waal and Sarah Nouwen. The articles which follow cover a wide range of issues. There are conceptual analyses of multiculturalism and charisma; case studies in the fields of knowledge transfer and historical sociology; historical articles on Pan-Islam, and on clashes of national identity in multi-ethnic cities; contemporary studies of immigrant experiences, subnational politics, economic nationalism, ethnonationalism, and the role of media in relation to nation-building. The various case studies range from the medieval to the contemporary periods, and across the Americas, Europe and Asia.  

The 2020 Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Prize winning article by Idreas Khandy, University of Lancaster on “No place for 'Kashmiri' in Kashmiri nationalism is also included in this issue.

Issue 27.1


The editors welcome original research articles from scholars in political science and theory, international relations, sociology, history, geography, anthropology, law, linguistics, area studies, economics, social policy, social psychology, philosophy, cultural and heritage studies, art history and archaeology. Nations and Nationalism operates a rigorous refereeing policy.  Authors are encouraged to read the following guidelines Nations and Nationalism Author Guidelines in full prior to submission. Guidelines can also be found on Wiley Online Library.  

Apart from book reviews, which should be submitted via email to, all submissions to the Journal must be submitted online via Manuscript Central.  

For further queries, please contact the Managing Editor, Seeta Persaud, at


Nations and Nationalism publishes high quality research articles, debates, viewpoints and book reviews that raise new and address old questions concerning all aspects of ethnicity, nationalism and the idea of the nation.

  • Theories of nationalism
  • History and ethnic identity
  • Language, ethnicity and nationalism
  • Religion and nationalism
  • Class and nationalism
  • Race and nationalism
  • Gender and nationalism
  • Space and nationalism
  • Mass media and nationalism
  • Art and nationalism
  • Imperialism and nationalism
  • Ethnic secession and irredentism
  • Democracy and multinational states
  • Nation-states and international society
  • Post-modernity and the nation
  • Moral philosophy of nationalism
  • International Relations and the nation/nationalism
  • Indigenism and nationalism
  • National minorities and majorities
  • Nationalism and the state 
  • National identity

Nations and Nationalism encourages submissions of articles exploring nations and nationalism in all parts of the world, including less studied regions, such as North Africa, South America and the Middle and Far East.

Themed Sections

The editors welcome proposal for Themed Sections.  The articles making up a Themed Section must be more than the sum of their parts.  The original proposal should explain how the section breaks new ground (theoretical and/or empirical), how the individual articles cohere as a group and the methods and sources employed. These points should also be made in the introduction to a themed section. That introduction should also include an explicit discussion of concepts if the various contributors differ on their use. A section will not normally contain more than 6 articles.

The current Themed Section on "Nationalism and Self-Determination in the Horn of Africa" is free to view in Issue 27.1.


Joint Editor-in-Chief

John Breuilly, London School of Economics, UK

Daphne Halikiopoulou, University of Reading, UK

John Hutchinson, London School of Economics, UK

Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Founding Editors

Obi Igwara, University of Hull, UK (Founding Editor, dec.)

Athena Leoussi, University of Reading, UK

Anthony D. Smith, London School of Economics, UK (Founding Editor, dec.)


Reem Abou-El-Fadl, SOAS, University of London, UK

Catherine Baker, University of Hull, UK

Kristin Bashir, Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Benedikte Brincker, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Daniele Conversi, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Jon Fox, University of Bristol, UK

Elliott Green, London School of Economics, UK

Peter Gries, University of Manchester, UK

Alison Hulme, University of Northampton, UK

Atsuko Ichijo, Kingston University, UK

Durukan Kuzu, Coventry University, UK

Madura Rasaratnam, City, University of London, UK

Varun Uberoi, Brunel University, UK

Eric Woods, University Plymouth, UK

Book Review Editor

Sarah Correia, University College London, UK

Managing Editor

Seeta Persaud, London School of Economics, UK

Social Media Officer

David Landon Cole, ASEN, UK

International Advisory Board

Lori Allen, SOAS, UK

Michael Amoah, SOAS, UK

Kristin Bakke, University College London, UK

Sebastian Balfour, London School of Economics, UK

Bart Bonikowski, New York University, USA

Catherine Boone, London School of Economics, UK

Rogers Brubaker, UCLA, USA

Craig Calhoun, Berggruen Institute, USA

Agusti Colomines i Companys, University of Barcelona; Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Daniele Conversi, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Prasenjit Duara, Duke University, USA

Allon Gal, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Susan Mary Grant, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Steven Grosby, Clemson University, USA

Adrian Guelke, Queen’s University of Belfast, UK

Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary, University of London

Natividad Gutierrez, Ciudad University, Mexico

John Hall, McGill University, Canada

Jonathan Hearn, University of Edinburgh, UK

Michael Hechter, University of Washington, USA

David Henley, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Geoffrey Hosking, School for Slavonic & East European Studies, University of London

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway

Paschalis Kitromilides, University of Athens, Greece

Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, USA

Stephanie Lawson, Macquarie University, Australia

David Leal, University  of Austin at Texas, USA

Joep Leerssen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sinisa Malesević, University College Dublin, Ireland

Vincent Martigny, University of Nice, France and Ecole 

David Miller, University of Oxford, UK

Joanna Michlic, University College London, UK

Steven Mock, Waterloo University, Canada

Benyamin Neuberger, The Open University of Israel, Israel

Liliana Riga, University of Edinburgh, UK

Robert Schertzer, University of Toronto, Canada

John Sidel, London School of Economics, UK

Sammy Smooha, University of Haifa, Israel

Jack Spence, Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK

Bo Strath, University of Helsinki, Finland

Sherrill Stroschein, University College London, UK

Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Italy

Gordana Uzelac, London Metropolitan University, UK

Pieter van Houten, University of Cambridge, UK

Sofia Vasilopoulou, University of York

Rajesh Venugopal, London School of Economics, UK

Matthias vom Hau, University of Manchester, UK

Andreas Wimmer, UCLA, USA

Bernard Yack, Brandeis University, USA