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The Ethics of Nationalism

Margaret Moore


The Ethics of Nationalism is about the normative limits of nationalism. It assesses three justificatory arguments for the institutional recognition of national identity and argues that they suggest the appropriate limits of national accommodation. There are two kinds of projects associated with nationalism—nation‐building projects and national self‐determination projects—and these are often in tension with one another, at least in practice. The book discusses guidelines for determining when one is more appropriate than the other and the extent to which states can legitimately enga ... More

Keywords: nation, national identity, national self‐determination, nationalism, nation‐building, secession, territorial claims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297468
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Moore, author
University of Waterloo