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The Politics of Belonging: Nationalism, Liberalism, and Pluralism

The Politics of Belonging: Nationalism, Liberalism, and Pluralism


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739108253
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 06/04/2004
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Alain Dieckhoff is Director of Research at Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales/CNRS.

Table of Contents

Introduction: New Perspectives on Nationalism1
IPhilosophical Basis17
1.The Odd and the Even: Nationhood and Democracy19
2.The Postnational Constellation and the Future of the Liberal State41
IIPolitical Unity and National Identity67
3.States and National Cultures: In the Beginning...69
4.From Nation-Building to National Engineering: On the Ethics of Shaping Identities87
5.The Problem of Civic Education in Multicultural Societies107
IIIAcknowledging Diversity125
6.Justice and Security in the Accommodation of Minority Nationalism127
7.National Minorities without Nationalism155
IVModels of Diversity175
8.Between Universalism and Multiculturalism: The French Model in Contemporary Political Theory177
9.The Management of Cultural Diversity in France195
10.Territorial or Cultural Autonomy for National Minorities?221
11.The Principle of Personal Autonomy: A Solution for the Future?259
About the Contributors291

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