© 2018

Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada

  • John Erik Fossum
  • Riva Kastoryano
  • Birte Siim
  • Explores whether contemporary transformations in society can be understood as negotiating nationalism

  • Provides a critical comparison of the European Union and Canada with regard to the relationship between nationalism and multiculturalism

  • Attempts to establish a clearer understanding of contemporary nationalism through the topics of transnational nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and nationalist reactions

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. John Erik Fossum, Riva Kastoryano, Birte Siim
    Pages 1-24
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 413-431

About this book


This edited collection considers how transformations in contemporary societies have raised questions surrounding our sense of community and belonging, alongside our management of increased diversity.

Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada includes contributions that consider the rise in regional nationalism and a greater willingness to recognise that many states are multinational. It critically explores the effects of altered patterns of immigration and emigration, including whether they give rise to (or re-invigorate) transnational or border-crossing forms of nationalism.

The book also identifies the patterns of national transformation, especially in Europe, which we see coupled with significant nationalist reactions by populists as well as extreme right-wing movements and parties. This multidisciplinary collection of works will be a useful resource forresearchers and students of political sociology in Europe and Canada, particularly within the contexts of immigration, multiculturalism and globalization.


Nationalism in Europe Nationalism in Canada Negotiating Nationalism Transnational Nationalism Cosmopolitanism in the European Union Mutliculturalism in Canada Nationalist Reactions Immigration and the Nation-State Transnational Politics of Integration Canadian Nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • John Erik Fossum
    • 1
  • Riva Kastoryano
    • 2
  • Birte Siim
    • 3
  1. 1.ARENA Centre for European StudiesUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.CNRSSciences PoParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

About the editors

John Erik Fossum is Professor at the ARENA Center for European Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway

Riva Kastoryano is Directrice de recherche CNRS, SciencesPo, Paris, France

Birte Siim is a Professor in the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diversity and Contestations over Nationalism in Europe and Canada
  • Editors John Erik Fossum
    Riva Kastoryano
    Birte Siim
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-58986-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-95914-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-58987-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 431
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    European Politics
    European Union Politics