Course Name: Nationalism, Myths, & National Identity

University: George Washington University

Department: International Affairs

Summary: The study of nationalism, historical myths and the re-writing of history, national identity and language are important components of the “triple transitions” underway in post-communist states. They also remain central to the identities and political cultures of the US and western European mature democracies. This course will examine the role of nationalism, national identity and historical myths within post-communist states and compare and contrast the role of nationalism and identity to that found in the USA and Western European nation-states.