Self-Determination without Nationalism

Self-Determination without Nationalism : A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty

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How do groups - be they religious or ethnic - achieve sovereignty in a post-nationalist world? In Self-Determination without Nationalism, noted philosopher Omar Dahbour insists that the existing ethics of international relations, dominated by the rival notions of liberal nationalism and political cosmopolitanism, no longer suffice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Philadelphia PA, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1439900744
  • 9781439900741
  • 3,213,078

Table of contents


1 Distinguishing Peoples from Nations
2 Self-Determination and Minority Rights
3 Self-Determination and Plebiscitary Democracy
4 Ethical Communities without Nations
5 The Illusion of Global Community
6 The Contemporary Revival of Sovereignty
7 The Legitimacy of Sovereignty Claims

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"Self-Determination without Nationalism is a serious and novel contribution to the ongoing dialogue about 'globalization' among philosophers and political theorists.... There is much of great interest for readers in this book."-William L. McBride, Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
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About Omar Dahbour

Omar Dahbour is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is affiliated with CUNY's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. He is the author of Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National Self-Determination and editor or coeditor of Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice, Philosophical Perspectives on National Identity, and The Nationalism Reader.
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