In Defence of Multinational Citizenship
AUTHOR: Harty, SiobhÃƒÂ¡n and Murphy, Michael
PUBLISHER: University of British Columbia Press
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At the beginning of the 21st century, there is a pressing need to develop new forms of citizenship to meet demands for self-determination advanced by substate nations and indigenous peoples. " In Defence of Multinational Citizenship" responds to this challenge by making a compelling case for a new form of multinational citizenship. Such a conception would provide equal recognition to the citizenship regimes of state and substate nations through a democratic argument for self-determination at the substate level, and a revised conception of state sovereignty that is divided and shared. Drawing from both existing liberal nationalist and cosmopolitan theories of citizenship and self-determination, as well as selected case studies of self-determination within multinational states, SiobhÃ¡n Harty and Michael Murphy have crafted an alternative multinational model of citizenship that puts forth guidelines for how often competing nations can coexist peacefully within the borders of a state.A sharp and insightful book, " In Defence of Multinational Citizenship" will have much to offer nationalist and Aboriginal leaders, academics, and policy makers who study the issue of justice and equality in multinational states.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/1/2005
CATEGORY: Political Science, Social Science