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[Lecture] Patriotism and Nationalism in Modern Political Thought

NOV . 10 2017
Title: Patriotism and Nationalism in Modern Political Thought
Speaker: Maurizio Viroli

Host: Yu Keping, professor of PKU School of Government

Language: English

Location: Room B102, PKU No. 2 Gymnasium

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 16:00 PM 


In modern political theories, the discourse of patriotism was used to support national liberation and struggles for freedom. The discourse of nationalism occurred and began to spread in the late 18th century with the aim to defend the unity on culture, language, and religion of a nation. The difference between patriotism and nationalism also appeared during the period of Italy’s fighting against fascism.


Maurizio Viroli, For Love of Country. Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 1-17 and 63-139


About Maurizio Viroli

Maurizio Viroli, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University, has been an advisor to Italian former president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi from 1999 to 2006. He has also gained the title Ufficiale della Repubblica due to his great contribution to Italian culture. His main fields of research include study of Machiavelli, republican theory, and history of political thought. His publications include Jean Jacques Rousseau and the 'Well-Ordered Society' (1988), From Politics to Reason of State (1992), For Love of Country (1995), Machiavelli (1995), Machiavelli’s God (2010), and Redeeming the Prince (2013).

Written by: Zhong Yaoqiong
Edited by: Yan Shengnan
Source: Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences