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Beyond Sovereignty: Nations in the European Commonwealth

Michael Keating

in Plurinational Democracy

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240760
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240760.003.0005
 Beyond Sovereignty: Nations in the European Commonwealth

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European integration provides a number of ways in which the nationalities question can be accommodated. It undermines the doctrine of unitary state sovereignty, detaches citizenship from rights, and provides a number of opportunities for stateless nations to project themselves beyond state borders. The practical opportunities this gives are, perhaps, less impressive than the symbolic ones.

Keywords: citizenship; European integration; nationality; rights; state; state sovereignty; stateless nations; symbolism

Chapter.  12644 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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