The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies

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This book studies the plural dimensions of diversity in multinational settings. In particular it considers the theoretical, institutional and legal conditions for the development of nations that are included within the boundaries of larger political institutions. It examines, on the one hand, how various political regimes manage multiple demands for recognition, and on the other hand, the impact of their respective approaches towards diversity on the stability of the state. ...
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Overview

This book studies the plural dimensions of diversity in multinational settings. In particular it considers the theoretical, institutional and legal conditions for the development of nations that are included within the boundaries of larger political institutions. It examines, on the one hand, how various political regimes manage multiple demands for recognition, and on the other hand, the impact of their respective approaches towards diversity on the stability of the state.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780886452025
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Series: Institute for Research on Public Policy
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,082,076
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface: Managing Cultural Differences in Multinational Democracies
1 Introduction: The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies 1
2 Value Pluralism and Multinational Federalism 15
3 Between Nation and Dissemination: Revisiting the Tension between National Identity and Diversity 41
4 Rethinking Political Recognition 59
5 The Legal Mediation of Social Diversity 85
6 Between Autonomy and Secession: The Accommodation of Minority Nationalism in Catalonia 115
7 Redesigning the UK: The Politics of Devolution 135
8 Culture, Identity and Development in European Minority Nations and Regions 153
9 The Constitutional Accommodation of National Minorities in the UK and Canada: Judicial Approaches to Diversity 169
10 Questioning Constitutional Democracy in Canada: From the Canadian Supreme Court Reference on Quebec Secession to the Clarity Act 207
11 "Transnationalism" or "Renationalization"? The Politics of Cultural Identity in the European Union 241
12 Paradiplomacy: A Nation-Building Strategy? A Reference to the Basque Country 267
13 Undermining Federalism and Feeding Minority Nationalism: The Impact of Majority Nationalism in Canada 295
14 Nationalism's Third Way? Comparing the Emergence of Citizenship Regimes in Quebec and Scotland 315
Notes on contributors 347
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