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Go Back to Where You Came From | Hurst Publishers
From Europe to the United States and beyond, opportunistic politicians have exploited economic crisis, terrorist attacks and an influx of refugees to bring hateful and reactionary views from the margins of political discourse into the corridors of power. This climate has already helped propel Donald Trump to the White House, pushed Britain out of the European Union, and put Marine Le Pen within striking distance of the French presidency.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky’s on-the-ground reportage and interviews with the rising stars of the new right tell the story of how we got here, tracing the global rise of anti-immigration politics and the ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right as defenders of Western liberal values.
book  migration  human_rights  right-wing_populism  nationalism  global_politics  democracy 
october 2017 by rvenkat
How Social Media Spurred Violence Against Rohingya in Myanmar — Refugees Deeply
Did social media _cause_ this violence? Do social media (spur)cause nationalism, in the absence of other socio-political conditions?
asia  burma  ethnic_cleansing  race  discrimination  misinformation  disinformation  nationalism  religion  networked_public_sphere  social_media  extremism  epidemiology  norms  democracy  via:zeynep 
september 2017 by rvenkat
Nation-Building, Nationalism and Wars
The increase in army size observed in early modern times changed the way states conducted wars. Starting in the late 18th century, states switched from mercenaries to a mass army by conscription. In order for the population to accept to fight and endure war, the government elites began to provide public goods, reduced rent extraction and adopted policies to homogenize the population with nation-building. This paper explores a variety of ways in which nation-building can be implemented and studies its effects as a function of technological innovation in warfare.
history  democracy  nationalism  economics  war  world_history 
may 2017 by rvenkat
Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate, on Trump, Poverty, and Opioids - The Atlantic
-- read his critical remarks on Gordon's non-replicability of technological innovations and one sentence takes on other books that traces white poverty.
inequality  economics  health  book  review  united_states_of_america  nationalism  sociology  civilizing_process  ?  human_progress  the_atlantic 
march 2017 by rvenkat

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