Nationalism, for and (mainly) against
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
To many people, the very idea of nationalism smacks of ethnocentrism or even racism. They suspect that violence, hatred, and distrust of the Other, embodied in a sharply divided world of "us" and "them," always lurk within the nationalist's heart. Recent world events have done nothing to allay these suspicions. Nationalism, on this view, is an evil to be overcome by a cosmopolitan stance that denies the significance of national boundaries. Yet positive values have also been associated with the nationalist idea, as some recent accounts remind us.ii Democracy, autonomy, community, pluralism -- these goods have been connected with the development of nationalism over the past several centuries. Some of the values underlying nationalism also manifest themselves today in its dilute and more respectable cousin, multiculturalism. And it goes without saying that whatever its merits, nationalism exerts enormous power on the aspirations of many people around the world
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nenad Miscevic (1999). Close Strangers. Studies in East European Thought 51 (2):109-125.
Warren Breckman & Lars Trägårdh (1996). Nationalism, Individualism, and Capitalism: Reply to Greenfeld. Critical Review 10 (3):389-407.
Rada Iveković (1993). Women, Nationalism and War: "Make Love Not War". Hypatia 8 (4):113 - 126.
Andrew Vincent (2005). Nationalism and the Open Society. Theoria 44 (107):36-64.
Liah Greenfeld (1995). The Worth of Nations: Some Economic Implications of Nationalism. Critical Review 9 (4):555-584.
Ranjoo Seodu Herr (2003). The Possibility of Nationalist Feminism. Hypatia 18 (3):135-160.
Cornelius Kampe (2000). In Defense of Nationalism with Reference to Canada and the Baltics. Social Philosophy Today 16:47-56.
Kok-Chor Tan (2002). Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (4):431-461.
Kai Nielsen (2003). Toward a Liberal Socialist Cosmopolitan Nationalism. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11 (4):437 – 463.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #86,258 of 1,102,812 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?