Next event: The Symbolic State

Karlo Basta’s new book, The Symbolic State: Minority Recognition, Majority Backlash, and Secession in Multinational Countries, is a comprehensive re-examination of multinational state politics through the lens of symbolic institutions, covering cases such as Canada, Spain, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia.

Join us live on Facebook and YouTube on February 9th as we discuss the book and its ideas with Karlo

Summer School 2022

Are you a PhD student looking at ethnicity and nationalism? Join leading academics in Zadar, Croatia, in June 2022

Nations & Nationalism

Studies in Ethnicity & Nationalism


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Article Prize

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Essay Prize

The Dominique Jacquin-Berdal Essay Prize

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is an interdisciplinary student-led research association founded by research students and academics in 1990 at the London School of Economics & Political Science.

ASEN seeks to fulfil two broad objectives:

  • To facilitate and maintain an interdisciplinary, global network of researchers, academics and other scholars interested in ethnicity and nationalism; and
  • To stimulate, produce, and diffuse world-class research on ethnicity and nationalism.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, write to us at ASEN, LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, or email