The Morality of Nationalism

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Robert McKim, Jeff McMahan
Oxford University Press, 10.7.1997 - 384 sivua
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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 evaluative perspective 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 Nationalism contains 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? Should liberals 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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1 Introduction
3
THE NATURE SOURCES AND PSYCHOLOGY OF NATIONALISM
9
NATIONALISM AND THE DEMANDS OF IMPARTIALITY
105
NATIONALISM LIBERALISM AND THE STATE
189
TOLERATION AMONG NATIONAL GROUPS
243
NATIONAL SELFDETERMINATION SOVEREIGNTY AND INTERVENTION
275
Index
360
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Sivu 82 - For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.
Sivu 233 - You will observe, that from Magna Charta to the Declaration of Right, it has been the uniform policy of our constitution to claim and assert our liberties, ' as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers, and to be transmitted to our posterity ; as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right.
Sivu 338 - In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.
Sivu 24 - We had fed the heart on fantasies, The heart's grown brutal from the fare; More substance in our enmities Than in our love; O honey-bees, Come build in the empty house of the stare.
Sivu 338 - ... to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal...
Sivu 85 - Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.
Sivu 53 - Nationalism is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and the national unit should be congruent.
Sivu 28 - Along with millions of other Croats, I was pinned to the wall of nationhood — not only by outside pressure from Serbia and the Federal army but by national homogenization within Croatia itself. That is what the war is doing to us, reducing us to one dimension: the Nation. The trouble with this nationhood, however, is that whereas before, I was defined by my education, my job, my ideas, my character — and, yes, my nationality too — now I feel stripped of all that.
Sivu 65 - A healthy nation is as unconscious of its nationality as a healthy man of his bones. But if you break a nation's nationality it will think of nothing else but getting it set again. It will listen to no reformer, to no philosopher, to no preacher, until the demand of the Nationalist is granted. It will attend to no business, however vital, except the business of unification and liberation.
Sivu 61 - The government's authority cannot, then, be freely accepted in the sense that the bonds of society and culture, of history and social place of origin, begin so early to shape our life and are normally so strong that the right of emigration (suitably qualified) does not suffice to make accepting its authority free, politically speaking, in the way that liberty of conscience suffices to make accepting ecclesiastical authority free, politically speaking.

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