Globalization, nation-states, and the challenges of nationalism, communalism and ‘identity politics’.
Global Justice School 2005
Globalization, nation-states and the challenges
of nationalism, communalism and 'identity politics'
Peter, 7 June
- Identity, autonomy, separatism
- Place of report in session: Part 1 (gender) & Part 2 (fundamentalism)
(1) vast diversity of national and other identities
(2) Dangers of 'immediate history'
- Motto of report: from Lenin
- Two broad categories: national/ethnic identity and LGBT identity
- Objective analysis and subjective experience, individual and collective
Part 1. The national question in the era of globalization
Nationalism and internationalism: a contradiction of capitalism
- Bourgeoisies need national markets and national states
- At the same time bourgeoisies must expand beyond their national markets
- Limits of Marx and Engels' understanding (in the Communist Manifesto)
- Forms of this contradiction: bourgeois revolutions, colonialism, decolonization
Globalization and nationalism: myths and realities
- Partial and dependent integration of periphery
- 'Governance' and national sovereignty
- Uneven regional development
General guidelines for positions on national questions
- Why abstract internationalism is not enough
Support for oppressed nations
- The right to self-determination: Stalin's checklist
Need for a concrete approach to each national question
Sovereignty, citizenship and autonomy
Minority rights, autonomy and communalism
Indigenous struggles in Latin America: from Mariateguí to Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast
- Ecuador: CONAIE and Pachakutik/Nuevo País
Chiapas: Mexican sovereignty and Indian autonomy
- Mindanao: a tri-people struggle — for ... ?
- African-Americans: African Blood Brotherhood, SNCC, Malcolm X, Black Power
- European Muslim immigrant communities
- Europe: nationalisms against the EU
Part 2. Sexual 'identity politics': queer nationalism and queer theory 'Identity politics'
- Class and identity
- Imposed or chosen identities? Single or multiple?: Civil society and pluralism
- Separatism and autonomy
- 'I hate straights'
- Against assimilationism
- An anti-identity identity?
- Bensaïd's critique
- Foucauldean bio-politics
- Social liberation and individual emancipation
- Concrete totalization
Universalism and identity: towards a new internationalist culture