The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
We've known how to control typhoid for over 100 years. The rapid current increase of drug-resistant variants in both rich and poor countries is down to decades of short-sighted global health policies.
The Bloc Québécois was written off as politically dead before it aligned itself with the CAQ government's law on secularism. Now it's moved into third place in Parliament in a stunning comeback.
How members of America's two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Land of Hope and Glory seems somehow inappropriate given the current state of British politics.
The prevailing hyper-nationalism in Indonesia today betrays the modernist idea of nationhood which inspired the nationalist movement in the archipelago a century ago.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
The battle between nationalism and a wider European identity in the 19th century has influenced philosophy to this day.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.
The first generation of spacefarers realised that Earth binds our planetary civilisation into a coherent whole. When, if ever, will politics catch up?
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
Nativist rhetoric is nothing new. But ideas once considered fringe are now being absorbed into the mainstream.
We are living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
A spatial analysis of India’s election results shows a unique geographical footprint of the BJP vote and how its recent progression follows obvious geographic patterns.
A decade on, the power of remembrance is key to Tamil culture.
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Europe, with many parties hostile to immigration. But what role does immigration itself have their support? Research shows some unexpected impacts.
Does an "European culture" or a "European identity" actually exist?
While nationalism is a dirty word, we often underestimate the power of its ideal in contemporary societies. We live in a world of nations, which provide identity and belonging for many people.