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Orazi, Françoise. “The Elusiveness of Nationalism.” Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique. French Journal of British Studies 27, no. XXVII-2 (2022).


As a multi-nation state the UK has harboured various nationalistic discourses. Yet recently it has witnessed a resurgence of nationalism, as exemplified by the Brexit campaign, that is part of a global phenomenon, and cannot be explained only from the national point of view. The article seeks to analyse nationalism from a broader perspective to provide insights on the British context.

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.