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Democracy and National Pluralism





ISBN 9780415513869
Published July 20, 2015 by Routledge
192 Pages

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How can democracies deal with plurality? This book looks at the political accommodation of national plurality in liberal democracies and in the European Union at the turn of the century. Its panel of international authorities examines this issue from a variety of perspectives, considering questions of citizenship, multiculturalism, immigration and equality. The contributors, many of whom have set the terms of this debate in international political science, include Will Kymlicka, Carlos Closa, Michael Keating, Enric Fossas, Wayne Norman and Ricard Zapata Barrero.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: 'It is so very late that we may call it early by and by' Ferran Requejo
2. The New Debate over Minority Rights Will Kymlicka
3. Nations Without the States, Minority Nationalism in the Global Era Michael Keating
4. National Plurity and Equality Enric Fossas
5. Secession and (Constitutional) Democracy Wayne Norman
6. National Plurity within Single Statehood in the European Union Carlos Closa
7. The Limits of a Multinational Europe: Democracy and Immigration in the European Union Ricard Zapata
8. Democratic Legitimacy and National Plurism Ferran Requejo

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