Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectivesby Igor Primoratz
Pub. Date: 04/08/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Economic and cultural globalization and the worldwide threat of terrorism have contributed to the resurgence of patriotic loyalty in many parts of the world and made the issues it raises highly topical. This collection of new essays by philosophers and political theorists engages with a wide range of conceptual, moral and political questions raised by the current
Economic and cultural globalization and the worldwide threat of terrorism have contributed to the resurgence of patriotic loyalty in many parts of the world and made the issues it raises highly topical. This collection of new essays by philosophers and political theorists engages with a wide range of conceptual, moral and political questions raised by the current revival of patriotism. It displays both similarities and differences between patriotism and nationalism, and considers the proposal of Habermas and others to disconnect the two. Ideal as a supplementary reader for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in politics/political science especially in political theory, contemporary political ideologies and nationalism and in philosophy for courses on applied ethics and political philosophy.
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Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Igor Primoratz and Aleksandar Pavkovic; Part I The Moral Credentials of Patriotism: Patriotism and morality: mapping the terrain, Igor Primoratz; Patriotic loyalty, John Kleinig; Patriotism and bad faith: a critique of Keller, Keith Horton; How patriots think, and why it matters, Simon Keller; Is cosmopolitan anti-patriotism a virtue?, Stephen Nathanson. Part II Patriotism, Nationalism, and History: On the origins of constitutional patriotism, Jan-Werner Müller; Constitutional patriotism and the European constitutional debate, Thomas Mertens; Patriotism and nationalism, Ross Poole; Patriotism and the obligations of history, Janna Thompson. Part III Further Issues: Patriotism: problems at home, Cynthia Townley; Environmentalism and patriotism: an unholy alliance?, Robin Eckersley; For the union makes us strong: anarchism and patriotism, Robert Sparrow; Killing for one's country, Aleksandar Pavkovic; Bibliography; Index.
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