Corsica: Macron’s Catalonia?

On the 3rd and 10th December of 2017, the Corsicans were called upon to vote in order to elect the 51 members of the Corsican Assembly who in turn would elect the Executive Council of Corsica. This vote followed the 2015 election which finalised the planned creation of a single region within Corsica; the merge of the two departments of the island: Haute-Corse and Corse-Du-Sud, taking effect from the 1st of January 2018.

`Speak Turkish, Speak Plenty`: nationalism, identity and conflict over language in Erdogan’s Turkey

News today are rife with articles and analyses of Turkey’s renewed conflict with Kurdish secessionists in its South Eastern province. However, what we have not seen reflected on the media are the cultural implications of this reignited conflict over the Kurdish minority. Specifically, the Turkish government’s project towards limiting Kurdish language from the public space.

The Future of a Post-Brexit English National Identity

Something has been absent from Brexit commentary and discourse. We’ve heard plenty about the single-market debate, the rights of EU citizens in Britain, the perplexing Irish border issue and the looming spectre of Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2. But little has been said about the plainly apparent rise of a distinctively English national identity and its role in this saga – and yes, I do mean English.

Holocaust: the product of modernity

The Holocaust is a tragic, unprecedented and historically unique event. However, the problem with treating the Holocaust as ‘unique’ is that it risks putting it in a realm beyond the possibility of human comprehension, out of reach of customary historical and sociological understandings.

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