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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.20

Neo-nationalism as result of the neo-traditionalization


  • Dr. Vladimir POPOV

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Nationalism is identification with one’s ethnic nation (i.e. ‘the Polish’, ‘the Italians’ ‘the Turks’). Neo-nationalism is the new wave of nationalism that is emerging as a reaction against supra-national or globalist initiatives like the European Union and Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neo-nationalism associates with anti-globalization, opposition to immigration, and ethnicity. Nationalist resistance to global liberalism turned out to be the most influential force in Western politics in struggle against the international order that has popped up following the Cold War. This was a period of global integration based on mutual security, but also unstable economic arrangements. This forced neo-nationalists to begin efforts to reverse these trends (e.g. Brexit) in an attempt to restore their nation to its former prosperity. In other words, there is a process of neo-traditionalization, i.e. the construction of ethnocultural communities using traditions. In the minds of people the traditional type of identity (ethnic, clan, caste, local area, etc.) and the charismatic leadership characteristic of the political process in the East begin to be actualized. Neo-traditionalization is the glocalization process of the globalization era, and neo-traditionalism is the phenomenon of a single globalization / glocalization process. As a consequence, the paradoxical mobilization of ethnicity in an era oriented towards universal integration and unification. [This research has been supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project № 18-011-00644)].