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

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

by Wayne Norman, W. J. Norman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198293354
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/27/2006
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     xix
Thinking through Nationalism     1
Defining our concepts     3
What is nationalism? Or, who is a nationalist?     5
Nationalism and liberal theory     9
Looking ahead     16
Nationalism without Nations?     18
Forging Identities: The Politics and Ethics of Nation-building     23
Self-determination versus determining the self     23
The benefits of having a national identity versus the dangers of trying to forge a national identity     29
What is a national identity?     33
Constructing, deconstructing, and reconstructing national identities     37
Cataloguing the methods of nation-building     43
Evaluating the methods of nation-building     49
The moral and political relevance of the content of national identities     57
Conclusion     66
Looking forward: from nationalism to federalism     69
Should Nation-building be Federalized? Reconsidering the Role of Federalism in Normative Political Theory     73
Introduction: self-determination and federalism     73
Federalism and federalist theory: for whom?     77
Federalism as a parallel universe in the history of politicalthought and practice     80
Reconsidering the rejection     85
Conclusion: reconciling the disciplinary solitudes     92
Federal Constitutionalism I: Options for Federal Design     95
Federal versus non-federal institutions     97
Basic components and options for federal design     100
Symbolic terms of federation     120
Conclusion     130
Canada's Constitutional Odyssey: Bold Adventures and Cautionary Tales     131
Federal Constitutionalism II: Evaluating and Justifying Options for Federal Design     139
Introduction: hybrid theories for hybrid states     139
Principles drawn from 'classic' liberal-democratic traditions: their utility and limits for multinational federalism     141
Constitutional recognition     156
Conclusion     168
A Federalist Theory of Secession     170
Background context in international law     170
Domesticating secession     173
Theorizing secession, theorizing nationalism, and theorizing federalism     180
Conclusion     214
Afterword     216
Bibliography     223
Index     241

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