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National-Cultural Autonomy and its Contemporary Critics : Routledge Innovations in Political Theory - Ephraim Nimni

National-Cultural Autonomy and its Contemporary Critics

Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

By: Ephraim Nimni (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415249645
Number Of Pages: 280

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In his important essay Staat und Nation (State and Nation) Karl Renner presents his model for national-cultural autonomy, with a two-tier system of government that devolves considerable non-territorial autonomy to national communities, while sustaining the administrative unity of the Multination State.
National Cultural Autonomy and its Contemporary Critics provides the first English translation of State and Nation and brings together a collection of distinguished and leading political scientists to provide a detailed and critical assessment of Renner's theory of national-cultural autonomy. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors discuss the contemporary validity of Renner's arguments paying particular attention to theories of state, liberal democracies, minority nationalism and multiculturalism, and models of regional integration.
Making an important contribution to the literature on nationalism and national minorities, this volume will serve as a vital research tool for students and scholars of nationalism and political theory. Readers of this volume may also be interested in the forthcoming companion volume by Ephraim Nimni, Multicultural Nationalism.

Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introduction: the national cultural autonomy model revisitedp. 1
State and nationp. 15
National cultural autonomy and contemporary theories of the statep. 49
Nations, states and the sovereign territorial idealp. 51
Karl Renner and the problem of multiculturalismp. 63
Karl Renner, power sharing and non-territorial autonomyp. 74
National cultural autonomy and contemporary liberal democraciesp. 95
Political autonomy or cultural minority rights? A conceptual critique of Renner's modelp. 97
National autonomy and Indigenous sovereigntyp. 112
Prospects for Romani national cultural autonomyp. 124
National cultural autonomy and contemporary debates on minority nationalism and multiculturalismp. 135
Renner and the accommodation of sub-state nationalismsp. 137
National cultural autonomy and liberal nationalismp. 150
State and Nation versus liberal egalitarianismp. 166
National cultural autonomy and contemporary models of regional integrationp. 179
Territory, state and nation in the European Union: how relevant is Renner?p. 181
Burial and resurrection: Karl Renner's controversial influence on the 'national question' in Russiap. 191
The politics of culture: the limits of national cultural autonomyp. 207
Towards cultural autonomy in Belgiump. 222
Conclusion: the sovereign predicament of dispersed nationsp. 237
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780415249645
ISBN-10: 0415249643
Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 14th April 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1