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By Shane O'Neill, Keith Breen

Explores the ways that the geographical region and nationalism are challenged through modern realities. This quantity addresses changes to our knowing of nationwide sovereignty, difficulties posed by way of violent clash among rival nationwide tasks, the feasibility of postnationalist democracy and citizenship, and the controversy over international justice.

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These frameworks remain unaware of, or do not acknowledge, recent advances in the area of the dispersal of sovereignty and overlapping multiple jurisdictions (Benhabib, 2007). Consider the governance of the European Union, for example: nationstates are no longer predetermined units of sovereign space. These new advances decisively overcome the limitations of earlier understandings of democratic governance. For a long time the dominant conception of nation building was that stable democracies could not be maintained in the face of cultural diversity (Gagnon, 2001).

Part I Nationalism Now – Theoretical and Empirical Reflections This page intentionally left blank 1 Nationalism, Ethnicity, and SelfDetermination: A Paradigm Shift Ephraim Nimni In this chapter I argue that an ongoing paradigm shift is giving birth to a more multidimensional understanding of the relationship between nationalism, sovereignty, self-determination, and democratic governance. A common element across the various versions of this new paradigm is the dispersal of democratic governance across multiple and overlapping jurisdictions.

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