David Miller

in On Nationality

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780198293569
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599910 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory


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Cultural cosmopolitanism is superficially attractive, but the opportunity to sample diverse cultures is realistically open only to members of the economic elite. For everyone else, the arguments in defence of nationality advanced in this book should carry weight. The principle of nationality defended here is not illiberal in its implications, although liberals who embrace it may have to change their opinions on issues such as the value of political participation and the cultural neutrality of the state.

Keywords: cosmopolitanism; culture; elite; liberalism; national identity; neutrality; participation; politics

Chapter.  5469 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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