Nationalism, Language, and Education in Greenland (NALAED Greenland)
On 12 March 2013, Greenland held a general election. This event was followed closely in both Greenland and Denmark – the Kingdom of which Greenland constitutes an autonomous part. Of particular interest to both countries was the emergence of a new nationalist party ‘Partii Inuit’ and the subsequent claim that nationalism had come to Greenland. This project seeks to explore the validity of this claim. Addressing the rise of nationalism from a historical perspective, the project will analyse the nature of nationalism in Greenland and the current tendencies towards nation-state formation in this country. The role played by language and education constitutes an integral part of such an analysis.
McGill University, University of Greenland, London School of Economics and Political Science, Birkbeck University of London