Though perhaps not as hotly debated as it should be, age one of the most common topics raised in discussions on nations. Though the age of individual nations is rather easy to observe (most originate at some point in the 19th century), the age of the nation itself is not…

I have written a lot here about nationalism, with a particular focus on non-state nationalism. As you might have guessed, it is a bit of a passion of mine and it is indeed something which I have devoted myself to studying. The fun thing about this has been the recent…

When I write these pieces I tend to try and focus on more abstract problems by drawing on current issues, but here I instead want to try and give some practical solutions related to referendums…and boy do they need it. Referendums can be brilliant tools of democracy, allowing citizens to…

I have taken a bit of hiatus from writing, though it is one which I intend to end very soon. To tie folks over though, and perhaps to give you something to do during the era of COVID, I have decided to put a short reading list together. This list…

Recent crises, COVID the latest and most notable, have once again brought into focus the issue of nationalism. Borders have been erected in Europe, something unthinkable during even the Syrian refugee crises, in the name of safeguarding the nation and its citizens, all while the nativism of Johnson and Trump…

Brendan McKee

As both a political researcher and enthusiast, I write to unpack the complexities of current affairs and attempt to grow the conversation. Feel free to join me!

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