The Morality of Nationalism

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Robert McKim, Jeff McMahan
Oxford University Press, Jul 10, 1997 - Philosophy - 384 pages
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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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Contents

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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