Nations, Nationalism, and The European Citizen

Author
John Keane
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
Abstract
What is a nation? Do nations have a right to self-determination? If so, does that mean that the national identity of citizens is best guaranteed by a system of democratic government, in which power is subject to open disputation and to the consent of the governed living within a carefully defined territory? And what of nationalism? Does it differ from national identity? Is it compatible with democracy? If not, cam its growth be prevented, or at least controlled, so as to guarantee the survival or growth of democracy?
Topic
Civil Society, Nationalism, Politics
Political Geography
Europe