A distinguished selection of contributors provide the theoretical background to the restructuring of Europe that is currently underway. It attempts to situate the ethical debates in a historical, legal and constitutional context, considering important and topical issues such as the rights to seccession and self-determination of minorities in Eastern Europe, and the question of whether national movements are justified in using force to achieve their ends.
The authors number legal and constitutional scholars, political philosophers and international relations theorists. There are contributions from Poland and Croatia.
`This book is an important addition to the growing literature on the ethico-political problems of contemporary world politics. The editor, Chris Brown, has authored one of the best books outlining and discussing this development... the book maintains a very high standard of intellectula clarity and sophistication throughout and deserves to be widely read.' - N.J. Rengger, Political Studies
`... a thoughtful and humane book.' - International Affairs July 94