Self-Determination without Nationalism

A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty

Omar Dahbour
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272 pages
6 x 9
7 figures, 7 maps

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1 Distinguishing Peoples from Nations 2 Self-Determination and Minority Rights 3 Self-Determination and Plebiscitary Democracy 4 Ethical Communities without Nations 5 The Illusion of Global Community 6 The Contemporary Revival of Sovereignty 7 The Legitimacy of Sovereignty Claims Conclusion Notes Index

About the Author(s)

Omar Dahbour is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, and is affiliated with CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. He is the author of Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National Self-Determination and coeditor of both The Nationalism Reader and Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice.


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