A. GENERAL ASPECTS
1. Basic concepts: ethnicity, people, nation, State, Empire
2. Modalities of nationalism and imperialism
B. NATIONALISM (THINKING CURRENTS)
3. Nationalism as a fundamental element of consolidation of the modern State
4. Socialism tools of nationalism: education, culture, religion, common past, geography, race, etc. Nationalism and ideologies.
5. Nationalisms seeking State: confluences of political, economic and cultural transformations
6. Paradigms of the 20th century (1900-1970): Otto Bauer and Austromarxism, ¿voluntarist¿ and ¿naturalistic¿ current (Hans Kohn, Federico Chabod), functionalist current (Karl Deustch), subjectivist current (Kedouirie), materialistic current ( M. Hroch), ethnic or ethnosymbolist current (Smith).
7. Modernist paradigms (1970-2010): bodybuilding trend (Gellner, Anderson, Hobsbawm), the thesis of "the nationalization of the masses" (Mosse, Weber), banal nationalism (Billig), the radical constructivist trend (Thiesse) , the subaltern or post-colonial current (Chatterjee)
8. Criticism of the paradigm: the primacy of the political (Tilly, Breully), anti-modernism (Seton-Watson, Amrstrong), primordial radicalism (Hastings, Azar Gat)
C. NATIONALISM IN ITS HISTORICAL SLOPE
9. Protonationalisms (England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Iceland)
10. Nations of citizens. From the French Revolution to romanticism. United States, the first contemporary nation?
11. The revenge of the ¿spirit¿. Independence and unifying processes in the 19th century
12. Crisis of reason. The emergence and paroxysm of authoritarian nationalism
13. Nationalism and decolonization processes
14. The new wave: years 80-90. Pending causes: Flanders, Padania, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Northern Ireland, Québec, Sahara, Kosovo, Chechnya
15. Beyond nationalism: supranational, pan-national, transnational, multiple, cosmopolitan identifications
D. IMPERIALISM IN HISTORY
16. Great Empires of the pre-Roman Ancient world
17. The civilizing endeavor of the Roman Empire.
18. Empire and Papacy in the Middle Ages.
19. Imperialism in the Non-European World.
20. The empires of the Modern Era: causes and consequences
21. Contemporary imperialism, from Napoleon to the present day. Great empires and bipolar order.
22. Epilogue: Lessons from History and current debates.