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

Wayne Norman


This book addresses some of the special challenges that arise when two or more national communities share the same (multinational) state. As a work in normative political philosophy, its principal aim is to evaluate the political and institutional choices of citizens and governments in states with rival nationalist discourses and nation-building projects. The first chapter takes stock of a decade of intense philosophical and sociological debates about the nature of nations and nationalism. The remainder of the book focuses on the three major political and institutional choices in multinational ... More

Keywords: liberalism, democracy, constitutionalism, self-determination, recognition, territorial autonomy, institutional design, ethnic conflict, national identity, political theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293354
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0198293356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wayne Norman, author
McConnell Professor of Business Ethics, University of Montréal
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