Identity and State Formation in multi-sectarian MENA societies: between nationalism and sectarianism and the Syrian case

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPresentation


Examines the relation between state formation and identity--specifically how the “balance” between nationalism and sectarianism in states' identity patterns affects state strength (and vica versa. Looks at the relation between nationalism and sectarianism, surveys approaches to explaining the balance between them and illustrates this by reference to the case of Syria
Period25 Jun 2018
Held atBritish Society for Middle Eastern Studies, United Kingdom


  • Nationalism
  • Sectarianism
  • state formation
  • Syria