Nationalism and Globalisation

Edited by: Stephen Tierney

This book addresses a seemingly paradoxical situation. On the one hand, nationalism from Scotland to the Ukraine remains a resilient political dynamic, fostering secessionist movements below the level of the state. On the other hand, the competence and capacity of states, and indeed the coherence of nationalism as an ideology, are increasingly challenged by patterns of globalization in commerce, cultural communication, and constitutional authority beyond the state. The book sheds light on the relationship between these two processes, addressing why the political currency of nationalism remains strong, even when the salience of its objective - independent and autonomous statehood - becomes ever more attenuated. It does this by taking an interdisciplinary approach both within law and beyond, with contributions from international law, constitutional law, constitutional theory, history, political science, and sociology. The challenge for our time is considerable. Global networks grow ever more sophisticated, while territorial borders, such as those in east and central Europe, grow seemingly more unstable. By bringing together areas of scholarship which have not communicated with one another as much as they should, the book will help develop an on-going dialogue across disciplines with which to understand better these challenging, and potentially destabilizing, developments. [Subject: Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Legal Theory, Legal History, Politics, Socio-Legal Studies]

Publication Date: 11/19/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849466745