The Statehood and National Identity section addresses a broad range of topics that are related to states, nations, territory, sovereignty, boundaries andsoforth.
The 27 contributions to this section answer questions such as:
Daniel Lambach currently is an Interim Professor of International Relations at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). He elaborates on his research on failed states and provides an abundance of thought-provoking observations such as:
Matthew G. Hannah is Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK.
In this two-part interview, he discusses the main themes in his book "Dark Territory in the Information Age: Learning from the West German Census Boycotts of the 1980s":
Dr Jon Fox is Lecturer in Sociology at Bristol University. In this interview, he elaborates on defining and studying nationalism, and the role of schools, media and sports.
Dr Michael Skey currently teaches sociology at the University of East London. In a double interview, he briefs us on the complexity of national identity, useful research methods and the role of media in its (re)production:
Dr David Storey is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Worcester. In this interview, he explains the difference between territory, territoriality and territorialisation, and concepts such as nationalism and sovereignty.
William Worster currently serves as a lecturer at the Hague University and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr Worster's contribution provides a legal perspective on the recognition of new states. Addressed issues include sovereignty, statehood and the Montevideo Convention:
Professor Stuart Elden (Durham University) obtained a BSc (Hons) and PhD at Brunel University. In this interview, he elaborates on his new book, "Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty". Why did he start writing the book? Which thinkers have inspired him? And do the conclusions of his book leave room for further research?
Michel Foucher, Professor of geography and geopolitics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris Ulm) and member of the Council of Foreign Affairs (Paris), discusses the various roles of borders and the influence of borders on security and identity. This interview provides non-French speakers a unique insight into Mr Foucher's ideas which he has thoroughly discussed in numerous French publications:
Dr Emel Akçali (University of Birmingham) gives her view on the role of globalisation, world systems theory, mental maps and other concepts in analysing ethnic-territorial conflicts:
Leonhardt van Efferink, editor of EG, will be convening a Country Risk Analysis Summer School at Maastricht University in July/August:
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