A NISE workshop on the development by post-war national movements of alternative concepts of sovereignty and citizenship was convened by Xosé M. Núñez Seixas in Brussels on 3 and 4 December 2015.
The workshop brought together a group of historians, political scientists and political philosophers in order to discuss from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective the following topics:
- Does it make any sense in the 21st century to set up ‘old-fashioned’ new nation-states?
- Is the new wave of pro-independence claims in Western Europe and outside Europe effectively revising the inherited 19th and 20th century ideas about the nation?
- Are 21st century ‘minority nationalists’ really rethinking in a postmodern way the nature and future of their national communities?
The workshop was co-funded by NISE Partner Centre Maurits Coppieters.
See here for more on the discussion topics, the program and the venue.