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On Nationality

David Miller


Nationalism is often dismissed today as an irrational political creed with disastrous consequences. Yet most people regard their national identity as a significant aspect of themselves, see themselves as having special obligations to their compatriots, and value their nation's political independence. This book defends these beliefs, and shows that nationality, defined in these terms, serves valuable goals, including social justice, democracy, and the protection of culture. National identities need not be illiberal, and they do not exclude other sources of personal identity, such as ethnicity o ... More

Keywords: culture, duties, ethics, human rights, minority groups, multiculturalism, national identity, national self‐determination, nationalism, personal identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198293569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Miller, author
Nuffield College, Oxford
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