A platform to question, analyse and debate nationalism across time and space
Welcome to Identity Hunters
This project is about understanding how identity and difference are politicised by nationalist politics. We hunt the instances when identity is made and politicised, we are identity hunters.
This website is a platform for the public, students, and academics to engage with one another and explore the challenges of understanding and fighting nationalist politics. It is administered by students of A History of Nations, Nationalism and Theories of the State, a 3rd-year class taught by Dr Pablo de Orellana & Dr Nicholas Michelsen at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
Farage, Trump, Salvini, Le Pen, Franco, Ataturk, Stalin, Bismark –what could they possibly have in common? Nationalism. The Brexit vote, Le Pen’s capture of 33% of the French vote, Modi’s ethno-religious politics, not to mention Putin’s and Duterte’s macho-patriotic heroism tell us of a global shift towards nationalism.
Recent blog posts
- Russia’s Arctic Strategies and NationalismWritten by: John R. /Edited by: Jake Dickson Russia’s ambitions towards the Arctic have caused concern in Western eyes in the past decade. With increasing tensions between both NATO and the European Union regarding Russia, […]
- Nationalism’s Predictable Trajectory to ViolenceWritten by: Sanjna Menon /Edited by: Jake Dickson The events in the United States capitol on January 6, 2021 shocked much of the world, but it shouldn’t have. From the day Donald Trump started his […]
- The Rise of State Owned Media: Russian Inspirations for the Polish GovernmentWritten by: Paula Rabiega /Edited by: Conor Hiliard Democratic countries are associated with the existence of free, independent media – it is one of the pillars ensuring the country functions the way it was supposed […]
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