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Dr. Steven Mock is lead researcher of the Ideological Conflict Project. He completed his Ph.D. in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009. He is a former chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and member of the editorial team of Nations and Nationalism.  His research is focused on developing theory and methodology for modeling the myths, symbols and rituals associated with the constructs of national and other forms of political-cultural identity, further to understanding the impact of these constructs on conflict and conflict resolution. His book, Symbols of Defeat in the Construction of National Identity, was released by Cambridge University press in 2012.

Environment and Resources


  • 2014.  Chapter 8: The Networked Mind – Collective Identities as the Key to Understanding Conflict. with Manjana Milkoreit in Masys AJ (ed) Springer.
  • 2013. Civil Religion as National Language. issue 13:1.
  • 2012. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2012. The civic Zeitgeist: nationalism and liberal values in the European radical right. with Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou.
  • 2012. A Brief Outline of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict. with Amer Obeidi and John Zeleznikow in April.
  • 2010. Whose Game They’re Playing: Nation and Emotion in Canadian TV Advertising During the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    “Whose Game They’re Playing: Nation and Emotion in Canadian TV Advertising During the Winter Olympics” issue 12:1 2012.
  • 2008. British National Identity and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism. co-authored with Eva- Maria Asari and Daphne Halikiopoulou; in issue 141 March.

Academic/Professional Award

  • LSE Government Department Teaching-Research Fellowship (2004 and 2006)
  • LSE Miliband Scholarship (2003)
  • LSE Government Department Research Student Fellowship (2003 and 2007)
  • Paul Mathews Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities, New College (1994-95)

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