Thu 27 Apr 2017
Why and how does the American Revolution make it so difficult to introduce gun control measures in the US today? And what do modern sports have to do with war? This talk explores these questions, and their intersection with nationalism, (mis)conceptions about modern nations, their origins and what makes them unique. It will look at how gun control in the US is made harder by misconceptions about the founding of the nation — which are often per ...
Australian Nationalism and Indigineity
Tue 24 Aug 2010
Asia-Pacific and Us: Australia In the Region
Southeast Asia in Turmoil
Thu 14 Oct 2010Multiculturalism is failing in many Southeast Asian countries, whilst nationalism is rearing its ugly head. The region's drive to democratise following the fall of Suharto and reform movements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have not delivered on their promises. What's the future for Australia's closest neighbours and largest Muslim country?
Contemporary Australian Issues
Race Relations in Australia
Sat 01 May 2010In regard to its indigenous population and to non-European immigrants, Australia was a deeply racially divided country from its settlement until 1972, when the Whitlam government symbolically opened a new era in Australia’s race relations by abolishing the White Australia Policy. The bipartisan effort to reject the racist bias which had been official for most of Australia’s existence seemed threatened in the 1990s with the rise of Pauline Hanson ...
Guns and Sports
Guns and Sports - Expressions of nationalism in the US and elsewhere
Thu 27 Apr 2017
The Refugee 'Issue' and Australian Nationalism
Tue 17 Aug 2010
The Positive Potential of Australian Nationalism
Tue 10 Aug 2010