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Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau? REUTERS/Peter Nicholls, Geoff Robins

Rise in globalism doesn’t mean the end for nationalists

Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Women singing at a South African ANC Women’s League meeting.Three senior women in ANC are contesting the presidency of the party. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Pros and cons of the three women running for South Africa’s presidency

All three female contenders for the presidency of the ANC and South Africa have strong liberation struggle credentials and have also contributed to democracy. But, are they up to the job?
Little Rock protest, 1959. Wikimedia/John T. Bledsoe

Uncovering the roots of racist ideas in America

Ignorant and hateful people are not behind the production of racist ideas, as Americans are taught so often during Black History Month.
Why must Muslim women prove they aren’t terrorists with a scarf? Johnny Green/PA Archive

The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif

For some time, my research has shown that Muslim women who wear the hijab or other types of Muslim attire are the most likely to become victims of street-level Islamophobia. The explanation is simple…
Tony Abbott and his ministers are presenting ‘Team Australia’ as a national response to the global terrorism threat. AAP/David Crosling

‘Team Australia’: a nationalism framed in terms of external threats

Tony Abbott’s “Team Australia” is a confusing concept. The latest image of Australian nationalism is headed by a staunch monarchist who campaigned against a local head of state. The same “captain” recently…
Our environment is an important part of Australia’s national identity. Shawn Smith

Using national pride to protect our environment

Australia’s natural resources are reaching a crisis point as they struggle to support and sustain our lifestyles. But while degradation of these systems continues, research suggests the level of concern…

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