Some thoughts on The New Despotism by John Keane

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This will be a series of blog posts that I am writing to assist me in the work of developing my understanding of civics and citizenship education. Basically, I want to engage in a critical analysis, as it pertains to my interest in civics and citizenship education, of some of the key scholars in a…

Some reflections on Banal Nationalism by Michael Billig (1995)

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Billig, M. (1995). Banal Nationalism. Springer. Introduction societies that maintain armies – belief that some things are more valuable than life itself. What is valued – changes in times. Sometimes, these causes, after time has passed, seem trivial. This reflects a shifting balance of priorities. Great causes today – different. So is the scale of…