Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

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In a world with at least three times as many nations as states, what are the limits of legitimate nation-building? How can national self-determination be coordinated within a federal system? This book provides one of the most extensive discussions to date on the ethics of nation-building and the nature and justification of federal systems.

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Overview

In a world with at least three times as many nations as states, what are the limits of legitimate nation-building? How can national self-determination be coordinated within a federal system? This book provides one of the most extensive discussions to date on the ethics of nation-building and the nature and justification of federal systems.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198293354
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Thinking through nationalism 1
2 Forging identities : the politics and ethics of nation-building 23
3 Should nation-building be federalized? : reconsidering the role of federalism in normative political theory 73
4 Federal constitutionalism I : options for federal design 95
5 Federal constitutionalism II : evaluating and justifying options for federal design 139
6 A federalist theory of secession 170
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