Minority Nationalism and Multination Federalism

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI:
Minority Nationalism and Multination Federalism

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Federalism provides a mechanism for the fair accommodation of ethnocultural groups in multination states. A well-designed federal system can encourage minorities to reject secession. However, federalism should not be viewed as a magic formula that will erase the issue of secession from the political agenda nor prevent secessionist movements in multination states.

Keywords: federalism; secession; multination states; minorities; ethnocultural groups

Chapter.  13396 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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