17.524 | Fall 2004 | Graduate



WEEK # Topics
1 Introduction: Objectives and Requirements of the Course
2 Nationalism and Ethnicity: Primordial or Constructed?
3 Democratization and Nationalism
4 Economic Modernization as a Determinant of Nationalism
5 War, State-Building, and Nationalism
6 Nationalism and the Modern State
7 The Nation in Words: Language as a Source and Conduit of Nationalism
8 Class Presentations of Research Paper Proposals
9 Religious Nationalism: A Contradiction in Terms?
10 Post-Colonial Nationalisms: Does their Rootedness in Colonialism Matter?
11 New World Nationalisms: The Triumph of Civic Nationalism?
12 Class Presentation of Research Papers

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2004
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments