Faculty Chat: Empire, State and Nationalism

As a form of political organization, Empire dates to ancient Mesopotamia. “States”, fortified by nationalisms, are rather more recent creations. Is modern political history the obsolescence of the former in the wake of the latter? In a recent Faculty Chat, BISR Executive Director and Core Faculty Member Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Core Faculty Member Suzanne Schneider sat down to discuss the matter, reviewing the long history of Empire, the development of the State, the nature of nationalism and the political futures of the three. The conversation starts at 0:51.

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