Emmanuel Dalle Mulle

Emmanuel Dalle Mulle is a post-doctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, where he coordinates a project entitled “The Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919-1939″. He previously worked at the Catholic University of Leuven and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and held visiting researcher positions at the London School of Economics, Boston University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. His book “The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland” won the 2018 Latsis Prize for the University of Geneva. 

He is specialised in nationalism and ethnic politics. His reseach interests include: Western European nationalist parties, welfare nationalism, minority-majority relations, and separatism.



Selected Publications


The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and Scotland, London: Routledge (2017)


Peer-reviewed Articles

Between a Principled and a Consequentialist Logic: Theory and Practice of Secession in Catalonia and Scotland’, Nations and Nationalism, with Ivan Serrano (2018) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/nana.12412 

‘New Trends in Justifications for National Self-Determination: Evidence from Scotland and Flanders’, Ethnopolitics, 15(2), 211–229, (2016) [DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2015.1008786]

‘Belgium and the Brussels Question: The Role of Non-Territorial Autonomy’, Ethnopolitics, 15(1), 105–124, (2016) [DOI: 10.1080/17449057.2015.1101839]

‘Crisi economica ed evoluzione del “regionalismo dei ricchi”: la Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, la Lega Nord e la retorica europea dell’austerità’, with Michel Huysseune, Polis, 29(2), pp. 221-250, (2016) [DOI: 10.1424/80582]


Book Chapters

‘Belgium: Non-Territorial and Territorial Devolution’, in J. Coakley (ed.) Non-Territorial Autonomy in Divided Societies (London: Routledge), Chapter 6, (2016)

‘A Partnership of Equals or Equal Members? Equality and Difference in Multinational States’, in Greenfeld L. (ed.) Globalisation of Nationalism (Colchester: ECPR Press), Chapter 4, (2016)


Working Papers

‘Catalonia–Spain: at the Roots of the Current Confrontation’, Papiers d’actualité/Current Affairs in Perspective, n. 8, Pierre du Bois Foundation for current history (2016)

‘Enlargement from Within? Secession and EU Membership’, in Emmanuel Dalle Mulle et al., EU Enlargement: Lessons from, and Prospects for, Institute for European Studies Working Paper n. 3, www.ies.be (2013)

Asian and African Development Paths. Revisiting Facts and Figures, Geneva, International Development Policy Working Paper n. 1, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, poldev.revues.org, with Gilles Carbonnier and Pavel Chakraborky (2011)


Op-ed Articles

2018    ‘Identité, développement économique et Etat-providence: le triangle qui explique le nationalisme des riches en Europe’, Jet d’encre, 6 July.

2018    ‘The identity-solidarity link: A key challenge for global governance’, theglobal.blog, 28 June.

2018    ‘At the roots of the nationalism of the rich’, openDemocracy, 13 March.

2018    ‘Europe: aux racines de la révolte des régions riches’, Le Temps, 8 February.

‘L’indépendance de la Catalogne dans l’impasse?’, Le Temps, 27 November (2015)

‘Indépendance de la Catalogne: comment sortir de l’impasse?’, Le Temps, 1 December, (2014)

‘Après le non à l’indépendance un soulagement de courte durée’, Le Temps, 24 September (2014)

‘Scozia e Catalogna pronte per le prime secessioni Ue’, Pagina99, 30 August (2014)

‘Europa, quei tre popoli in fuga’, Pagina99, 6 February (2014)



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