The Ideology and Political Movement of Nationalism

Course Information
TitleΕθνικισμός: Ιδεολογίες και Πρακτικές / The Ideology and Political Movement of Nationalism
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Chatzichristos
Course ID100001011

Programme of Study: UPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 106
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the courses, students will be able to: Know the basic concepts of all issues about nationalism. Recognise nationalistic ideologies and their basic elements and features. Understand the theoretical and philosophical foundations of nationalism.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is to analyse the theoretical background of nationalist ideologies and trace the basic causes behind their success and the propagation of their fundamental ideas since the French Revolution. The widespread formation of nation-states and their prospective evolution will be analysed baring in mind not only the philosophical basis on which they are founded but also the political and practical results produced by their ideological construction. Emphasis will be given to the special meaning attached to particular concepts like 'language', 'religion', 'nation', 'homeland' by nationalist propaganda as well as to the convergence of individual will and collective freedom that the latter disseminates. The philosophical trend promoting ethnic domination in the state apparatus will be examined vis a vis its possible shortcomings in terms of its reasoning as well as issues contemporary societies need to address. In order to tackle many of today's problems we need to resort to some kind of supra-national cooperation transcending thus national sovereignty. Yet, a lot remains to be done and studied if we are to perceive in depth the repercussions such an evolution could have on democratic institutions and functioning as well as on the self-determination of ordinary citizens.
Nationalism, Ideology, Movements
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment963.5
Student Assessment
Written exams, + 20% of additional bonus based on oral presentation of a relevant subject in class (the additional bonus can be added to the final mark only if students exceed the threshold of '5' in the written exams). During the final written exams students will be asked to answer two out of three questions.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Υποχρεωτική -Elie Kedourie, 2017, “Ο Εθνικισμός”, Αθήνα: Παπαζήση (Εύδοξος) Επιπλέον Βιβλιογραφία -Δάφνη Χαλικιοπούλου και Σοφία Βασιλοπούλου, 2015, “Η Εθνικιστική Λύση της Χρυσής Αυγής”, Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο. -Ετιέν Μπαλιμπάρ, Ιμμάνουελ Βαλλερστάιν, 2017, “Φυλή, έθνος, τάξη. Οι διφορούμενες ταυτότητες”, Αθήνα: Νήσος (Εύδοξος) Θα ήταν χρήσιμο οι φοιτητές/τριες να κρατούν σημειώσεις από τις διαλέξεις
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