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In Defence of Multinational Citizenship
Siobhán Harty and Michael Murphy
pp xi206 216x138mm April 2005
paperback ISBN 0-7083-1852-5
hardback ISBN 0-7083-1853-3
In Defence of Multinational Citizenship is the first comprehensive account and defence of democratic citizenship in multinational societies. An ideal undergraduate textbook, it is also a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the internal plurality of contemporary societies. James Tully, co-editor of Multinational Democracy
This is a very sharp, snappy and insightful book that is nicely positioned in very topical debates on citizenship theory, globalisation and the state, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, indigenous rights, minority rights and identity politics. It makes very good use of the empirical literature and case studies and is clearly and engagingly written throughout. Professor Margaret Moore, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the need to develop new forms of citizenship to meet demands for self-determination advanced by substate nations and indigenous peoples is increasingly pressing. In responding to this challenge, this book defends a form of multinational citizenzhip that provides equal recognition to the citizenship regimes of both state and substate nations. The authors develop a democratic argument for self-determination at the substate level and a revised conception of state sovereignty that is divided and shared. Through selected case studies, they present an alternative multinational model of citizenship which takes into account existing liberal nationalist and cosmopolitan theories of citizenship and self-determination.
Siobhán Harty is Assistant Director, Social Policy Directorate, Social Development Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Michael Murphy is Lecturer in the Political Studies Department, University of Otago, New Zealand.