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Nationalism and Globalisation

Edited by: Stephen Tierney

ISBN13: 9781849466745
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book addresses a seemingly paradoxical situation. On the one hand nationalism from Scotland to the Ukraine remains a resilient political dynamic, fostering secessionist movements below the level of the state.

On the other, the competence and capacity of states, and indeed the coherence of nationalism as an ideology, are increasingly challenged by patterns of globalisation in commerce, cultural communication and constitutional authority beyond the state.

It is the aim of this book to shed light on the relationship between these two processes, addressing why the political currency of nationalism remains strong even when the salience of its objective - independent and autonomous statehood - becomes ever more attenuated.

The book aims to do this by taking an interdisciplinary approach both within law and beyond, with contributions from international law, constitutional law, constitutional theory, history, political science and sociology. The challenge for our time is considerable.

Global networks grow ever more sophisticated while territorial borders, such as those in east and central Europe, grow seemingly more unstable. It is hoped that this book, by bringing together areas of scholarship which have not communicated with one another as much as they should will help develop an on-going dialogue across disciplines with which to better understand these challenging, and potentially destabilising, developments.

Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
1. Nationalism and Globalisation: New Settings, New Challenges Stephen Tierney

Part 1: Nationalism and Globalisation: Mapping the Terrain Nationalism in Global Context
2. The Globalisation of Nationalism and the Law John Breuilly
3. Nationalism After the State? Michael Keating Re-Thinking the Constitutional State
4. Sub-State Nations and Strong States: The Accommodation Impasse? Stephen Tierney
5. Re-Thinking Nationalism After Yugoslavia: Multi/Plurinational Regionalisms as Alternatives to Statehood Dejan Stjepanovi c
6. Southphalia or Southfailure? National Pluralism and the State in South Asia Asanga Welikala

Part 2: Constitutional Globalisation: The Settings for National Pluralism International Law: Accommodating Pluralism?
7. Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law Steven Wheatley
8. Beyond Secession? Law in the Framing of the National Polity Neil Walker
9. Which Pluralism? External Self-Determination at the Intersection of National, Social and Geopolitical Emancipation Zoran Oklopcic New Legal Orders: The Challenges of European Integration and International Human Rights
10. Between Cosmopolis and Community: Justice and Legitimacy in a European Union of Peoples Richard Bellamy
11. 'Even Children Lisp the Rights of Man' : International Human Rights Law and National Minority Jurisdictions Cormac Mac Amhlaigh