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The Newsletter 84 Autumn 2019

In a context of increasing liberalization and expansion of cross-border flows of human, economic, and intellectual capital, scholarship has moved increasingly towards a questioning of the ‘nation’ as the dominant determinant of history, identity, politics, economics, culture, and social life. Across the academic disciplines, attention has turned to the transnational, focusing on cross-border flows and dynamics that go ‘beyond the nation’. The questioning of the claims of the nation-state might be the trend, but in scholarship or indeed in the structures and thoughts that organize and govern everyday life, leaving the nation behind is often easier said than done.