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Introduction: Negotiating Territoriality and Nationalism

John Erik Fossum
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Our contemporary societies are increasingly diverse and interconnected. These developments have, on the one hand, brought up questions of how to manage the ensuing diversity and, on the other, of how to retain people’s sense of community and belonging. Increased diversity has spurred a range of schemes bent on multicultural accommodation and “soft” forms of integration. At the same time, in recent years, we have witnessed significant nationalist reactions against globalisation, immigration, cultural diversity and multiculturalist visions and policies. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as US President and the general rise of right-wing populist parties are part of a new nationalism that propounds an exclusivist— ethnic—nationalism that is deeply committed to reducing immigration and the ensuing cultural diversity...
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John Erik Fossum, Birte Siim. Introduction: Negotiating Territoriality and Nationalism. John Erik Fossum; Riva Kastoryano; Birte Siim. Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.1 - 24, 2018, 9781137589866. ⟨hal-01931054⟩


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