Titel: Citizenship and National Identity
Autor/en: David L. Miller
Juli 2000 - kartoniert - 224 Seiten
A good political community is one whose citizens are actively engaged in deciding their common future together. Bound together by ties of national solidarity, they discover and implement principles of justice that all can share, and in doing so they respect the separate identities of minority groups within the community.
Introduction. 1. Deliberative Democracy and Social Choice. 2. In Defence of Nationality. 3. Citizenship and Pluralism. 4. Group Identities, National Identities and Democratic Politics. 5. Bounded Citizenship. 6. Communitarianism, Left, Right and Centre. 7. Secession and the Principle of Nationality. 8. Nationality in Divided Societies. 9. Is Deliberative Democracy Unfair to Disadvantaged Minorities?. 10. National Self--Determination and Global Justice. Notes. Index.
David Miller is Official Fellow in Social and Political Theory, Nuffield College, Oxford
a Millera s book presents a tightly knit theory which engages with many of the most topical concerns of political philosophers. His arguments are characteristically powerful and analytically sophisticated ... Constantly stimulating, the book is a model of lucidity, suitable for students as well as researchers.a Political Studies a Millera s essays are worthy updated to sociological work on citizenship done in the 1950s and 1960s ... and they also provide measured responses to some of the less measured writings on subnational identity.a Choice a In my view, Millera s eloquent defence of nation--based republican citizenship is among the best currently available.a Daniel A. Bell, Times Literary Supplement a It approaches the themes of citizenship and nationality from numerous perspectives ... a commendable collection.a The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest a This is a valuable addition to Millera s valuable corpus. His complex but generally unified theory of politics has genuine differences with most others on the academic scene. In Citizenship and National Identity Miller maes the case for the theorya s unity and politely but vigourously engages with its rivals. Both ascpects of the the collection help clarify the shape and scope of his intellectual project.a American Political Science Review a David Millera s book surely deserves very serious attention: it has to be read, debated and the argument must be prolongued. Devoting extremely stimulating pages on the way by which cultural difference can be understood; refusing any kind of stigmatising image of ethno--cultural diversity; opening the debate for a renewal of the republican conception of the polity; highlighting the complexity as well as the diversity of national phenomena; problematising altogether these issues with a strong theory of citizenship: Citizenship and National Identity enters directly centre stage of the current debate about the meaning of contemporary democratic membership. It really concerns all social and political scientists who are part of this debate, from a huge range of disciplines and perspectives. There is no doubt that this book is likely to become a reference. Innovation -- The European Journal of Social Science Research "In Citizenship and National Identity Miller makes the case for the theorya s unity and politely but vigorously engages with its rivals. Both aspects of the collection help clarify the shape and scope of his intellectual project." American Political Science Review "Millera s book contains some clesr, well--ordenened discussions of the claims of global justice, the limits of secession, and the nature of deliberative democracy. His discussion of a nested nationalitiesa ... is a welcome addition to the literature of political philosophy on nationality." David Archard, Contemporary Political Theory