This blog includes links to new articles on recent developments around the world where nationalism is shaping political events
I am Peter Rutland, a Professor of Government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. My main research interest is Russia and the former Soviet Union, but I teach a course on nationalism which includes cases from many countries.
You can find the syllabus for that course here.
I wrote an article for the Encyclopedia of Political Science (CQ Press, 2010) in which I try to explain what nationalism is, how it has evolved over the past 200 years, and the role it plays in different political systems around the world. This blog does not take sides in nationalist disputes and it tries to maintain a neutral and objective stance while analyzing the forces behind such movements and conflicts.
For my own research on Russia, see my website.