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Politics of Belonging : Nationalism, Liberalism, and Pluralism - Alain Dieckhoff

Politics of Belonging

Nationalism, Liberalism, and Pluralism

By: Alain Dieckhoff (Editor)

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Published: 21st May 2004
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The resurgence of nationalism in the nineties has lead to the development of a growing body of literature on the many dimensions of this modern phenomena. Nationalism has drawn a new kind of scholarly attention: first in the social sciences, and then in moral and political philosophy. It is unfortunate, however, that most of the stimulating debates around the subject have been limited by individual disciplinary boundaries. The Politics of Belonging: Nationalism, Liberalism, and Pluralism represents the opening of a dialogue between the social sciences, the moral, and political philosophers. It also bridges the North Atlantic, opening a discussion between Europeans and North Americans who study nationalism. Authors in this volume deal with two main questions: the linkage between political liberalism and nationalism and the challenge of pluralism. Alain Dieckhoff has brought together an impressive group of contributors who, together, carry out an incisive investigation into these debates which are decisive for fostering democracy in modern nation states. This volume is an an indispensable resource for anyone dealing with questions of identity, ethnicity, and nationalism.

The essays in this collection are all thoughtful and closely argued, and the collection as a whole is a very worthwhile discussion of the problem of how to maintain national identity in divided societies.--John Schwarzmantel, The University of Leeds "Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 11 Part 3, July 2005 "

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: New Perspectives on Nationalismp. 1
Philosophical Basisp. 17
The Odd and the Even: Nationhood and Democracyp. 19
The Postnational Constellation and the Future of the Liberal Statep. 41
Political Unity and National Identityp. 67
States and National Cultures: In the Beginning...p. 69
From Nation-Building to National Engineering: On the Ethics of Shaping Identitiesp. 87
The Problem of Civic Education in Multicultural Societiesp. 107
Acknowledging Diversityp. 125
Justice and Security in the Accommodation of Minority Nationalismp. 127
National Minorities without Nationalismp. 155
Models of Diversityp. 175
Between Universalism and Multiculturalism: The French Model in Contemporary Political Theoryp. 177
The Management of Cultural Diversity in Francep. 195
Territorial or Cultural Autonomy for National Minorities?p. 221
The Principle of Personal Autonomy: A Solution for the Future?p. 259
Indexp. 283
About the Contributorsp. 291
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ISBN: 9780739108260
ISBN-10: 0739108263
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 21st May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 16.08  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.46