Studies in Global Justice

National Self-Determination and Justice in Multinational States

Authors: Moltchanova, Anna

  • Offers a new definition of nationhood
  • Classifies group rights based on the constitution of group agents
  • Provides a normative defense of minority nationalism
  • Offers a modified version of the right to national self-determination
  • Deals with national self-determination in transitional societies
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This new book by Anna Moltchanova addresses the most fundamental questions of law, justice, and political legitimacy.  Moltchanova proposes a moral standpoint from which to evaluate the actions of governments and individuals in the international arena, by measuring the values of national self-determination against the standards of universal human rights. Moltchanova's work is perceptive, provocative, and inspiring.  Her focus on sub-state nationalism is particularly timely, as are her examples from the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union.  This is an interesting and thought-provoking book.
Mortimer Sellers, Regents Professor, Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore

Despite efforts by most governments to limit the generally proclaimed right of national self-determination to the rare proto-colonial case like that of the Palestinians, minorities in many places continue to imagine themselves as nations and aspire to determine their political fate. Reconciling that aspiration with the reality of an international system still organized into sovereign states dedicated to the preservation of their legacy borders is a challenge to political theorists no less than to governments. Anna Moltchanova enters the fray by imagining a new way of thinking about the political relations of peoples within multinational states. She does so in a way that adds yeast to old debates about the moral basis of political authority even in democratic states that are generally respectful of human rights.
Tom Farer,  Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver 

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This new book by Anna Moltchanova addresses the most fundamental questions of law, justice, and political legitimacy.  Moltchanova proposes a moral standpoint from which to evaluate the actions of governments and individuals in the international arena, by measuring the values of national self-determination against the standards of universal human rights. Moltchanova's work is perceptive, provocative, and inspiring.  Her focus on sub-state nationalism is particularly timely, as are her examples from the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union.  This is an interesting and thought-provoking book.
Mortimer Sellers, Regents Professor, Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore

Despite efforts by most governments to limit the generally proclaimed right of national self-determination to the rare proto-colonial case like that of the Palestinians, minorities in many places continue to imagine themselves as nations and aspire to determine their political fate. Reconciling that aspiration with the reality of an international system still organized into sovereign states dedicated to the preservation of their legacy borders is a challenge to political theorists no less than to governments. Anna Moltchanova enters the fray by imagining a new way of thinking about the political relations of peoples within multinational states. She does so in a way that adds yeast to old debates about the moral basis of political authority even in democratic states that are generally respectful of human rights.
Tom Farer,  Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver 


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Multinational States and Moral Theories of International Legal Doctrine

    Moltchanova, Anna

    Pages 1-24

  • Collective Agents and Group Moral Rights1

    Moltchanova, Anna

    Pages 25-70

  • A Definition of Nationhood1

    Moltchanova, Anna

    Pages 71-102

  • Potential Political Cultures

    Moltchanova, Anna

    Pages 103-129

  • The Modified Right to Self-Determination1

    Moltchanova, Anna

    Pages 131-154

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2690-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0125-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
National Self-Determination and Justice in Multinational States
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Global Justice
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2691-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2691-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2690-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-0125-0
Series ISSN
1871-0409
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 207
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