Nation Building as Identity-Based Conflict

Teaching module

Theoretical concepts: nation building, identity-based conflict, memories of conflict, threat, prejudice and discrimination

Case study: National delimitation project in Central Asia in the 1920s and 1930s


  1. How dynamics of identity-based conflict affect nation building process?
  2. How memories and practices of colonial power impact relationships between groups during post-colonial period?
  3. What are factors that lead to the rise of local nationalism during nation building project?


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Nation Building as Identity-Based Conflict