In episode 10 of season two, Steven Mock discusses the complex topic of nationalism and its effects on domestic and international politics. As the author of the upcoming book, Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity, Mock goes on to explain how symbols of unsuccessful historical events have been mythologized to strengthen states' conceptions of their national narrative. In the global arena, nationalism may seem irrational and even mystical at times but must be taken seriously as a vital political force, Mock argues

Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
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