Article originally published in a special volume of Nations & Nationalism, and now published as a chapter in an edited volume.
This volume celebrates Anthony D. Smith's path-breaking contribution to the study of nations and nationalism. It comprises a series of essays written by academics from the Czech Republic, Norway, the UK and the US, debating various issues concerning Smith's controversial ethnosymbolic approach. In discussing these issues, the contributors also open up new avenues of research. The book will be of value to all those interested in nations, nationalism and ethnicity in current times.