Bespoke Nationalism - Eric Kaufmann

Bespoke Nationalism - Eric Kaufmann

Multiple Nationalism How complexity permits ethnic nationalists and multiculturalists to rub along together Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck College, University of London [email protected] Complexity Theory

Complexity from simplicity: higher level coordination emerges from uncoordinated lower-level actions. Self-organising. Emergence Feedback loops Small changes big effects and vice-versa, i.e. tipping points Wisdom of crowds: knowledge is distributed among

individuals rather than centralised in the state Examples: market, forest, city 1.Emergence Classic v Complex Diffusion State top down

diffusion. Gradual, out from centre to peripheries and down social scale Market bottom-up. Peer-to-peer emergence. Erratic, subject to tipping points and ideas can go

viral Consumers, towns, associations, families Everyday nationalism (Deloye, Edensor, Fox, etc)

Popular nationalism (Sidel on Philippines; Kammen/OLeary on USA) Local nationalism: Heimat version of nation (Confino, Applegate, Zimmer, Leersen 2014!) 2. Feedback Loops Supply of

QWERTY Demand for QWERTY Supply of an idea like nationalism makes it more prestigious, people imitate, makes it more prestigious, people imitate. NOT JUST PASSIVE DIFFUSION

3. Tipping Points Big changes no effect, Small change big effect IRA I vs IRA II Tipping Points in Epidemics

Role of rumour and spontaneity in nationalist violence 4. The Wisdom of Crowds Multiple Perspectives on the Nation

Zones of conflict (Hutchinson 2005) Lenses of nationhood (Kaufmann 2008) Multivocality (Eriksen 2014!) Multiple Nationalism Current vogue for integrationist civic nationalism alienates multiculturalists,

individualists, ethno-nationalists Why not let each take a common minimum and fill in the blanks? Wide range of lenses on the nation tolerated and validated Tailor-made nationalism, multivocal symbols

Constructive Ambiguity Agreement wording is ambiguous Sold differently to each side Leaders allow each side to believe the deal favours

them No problem if ethnic Englishman identifies with Britain through his ethnicity

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