Sub-State Nationalism: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Design / Edition 1

Sub-State Nationalism: A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Design / Edition 1

by Helen Catt, Michael Murphy
     
 

A major feature of the political development of Western democracies is the growth of indigenous, ethnic and national groups striving for political self-determination. This book analyses the institutional responses individual governments have made to these demands. Sub-State Nationalism provides a much needed categorization and genuinely comparative analysis

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A major feature of the political development of Western democracies is the growth of indigenous, ethnic and national groups striving for political self-determination. This book analyses the institutional responses individual governments have made to these demands. Sub-State Nationalism provides a much needed categorization and genuinely comparative analysis of the political voice gained by sub-state national groups in multinational democratic communities. The book includes international case-studies drawn from Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. It covers the empirical question of what voice these groups have, and how its institutions are structured, and the analytical question of how such knowledge contributes to our theoretical understanding of the politics of group rights and representation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249676
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/20/2002
Series:
Routledge Research in Comparative Politics Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. ICreating the matrix11
1What type of political voice?13
2Extent of political voice34
Pt. IIEvidence from the cases53
3Separate bodies61
4Sub-legislative bodies and representatives84
Pt. IIIUsing the matrix109
5Theory and practice115
6Legitimacy137
7A shopping catalogue157
8Concluding words178
Appendix187
Notes191
Bibliography192
Index209

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