Can we reconcile multiculturalism and nationalism? Is it possible to reconstitute a form of nationalism which is not based on notions of ethnic superiority or the territorial nation state? This new book examines this crucial contemporary debate, combining normative political theory and empirical material. It addresses the key issues of: ethnicity diversity autonomy minority rights. This examination is underpinned by an analysis of 'classical' theorists such as Otto Bauer and Karl Renner and leading contemporary thinkers such as Habermas, Anthony Smith and Will Kymlicka. Multicultural Nationalism is essential reading for all students of nationalism, multiculturalism and ethnicity and of politics and sociology in general.
Queen's University Belfast, UK