The Morality of Nationalism

Paperback | June 1, 1997

EditorMckim, Robert, Jeff McMahan

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The resurgence of nationalist sentiment in many parts of the world today, together with the erosion of national barriers through the continuing rapid expansion of globalizing technologies and economic structures, has made questions about nationalism more pressing than ever. Collecting new work by some of the leading moral and political thinkers of our time, including Jonathan Glover, Will Kymlicka, Avishai Margalit, Samuel Scheffler, Yael Tamir, Charles Taylor, and Michael Walzer, this important volume seeks to illuminate nationalism from a moral and evaluativeperspective rather than to provide policy prescriptions or predictive analyses. With discussion of issues such as the ideal of national self- determination, the permissibility of secession, the legitimacy of international intervention, and tolerance between nations, The Morality of Nationalismcontains both pro- and anti-nationalist argument and concentrates throughout on matters of deep ethical and political significance. To what extent should people be permitted to act on the basis of loyalty to those to whom they are specially related? Are there benign forms of nationalism? Shouldliberals repudiate nationalism? What value should we attach to cultural diversity? Provocative and timely, The Morality of Nationalism will interest a variety of readers, from political philosophers and

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The essays in this volume, all published here for the first time, are intended to illuminate the moral and evaluative dimensions of nationalism. With discussions of issues such as the ideal of national self-determination, the permissibility of secession, the legitimacy of international intervention, and tolerance between nations, 'The ...

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The resurgence of nationalist sentiment in many parts of the world today, together with the erosion of national barriers through the continuing rapid expansion of globalizing technologies and economic structures, has made questions about nationalism more pressing than ever. Collecting new work by some of the leading moral and politica...

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The essays in this volume, all published here for the first time, are intended to illuminate the moral and evaluative dimensions of nationalism. With discussions of issues such as the ideal of national self-determination, the permissibility of secession, the legitimacy of international intervention, and tolerance between nations, 'The ...

Jeff McMahan and Robert R. McKim are both at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.13 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195103920

ISBN - 13:9780195103922

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The essays in this volume, all published here for the first time, are intended to illuminate the moral and evaluative dimensions of nationalism. With discussions of issues such as the ideal of national self-determination, the permissibility of secession, the legitimacy of international intervention, and tolerance between nations, 'The Morality of Nationalism' contains both pro- and anti-nationalist arguments and concentrates throughout on matters of deep ethical and political significance.

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"This collection is essential reading for anyone working on Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, or related areas. The combination of an all-star cast and consistently good papers means that this collection is destined to be one of the most read and cited in the area."--Australasian Journal ofPhilosophy