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Nationhood and Political Theory


  • Margaret Canovan


In Nationhood and Political Theory, Margaret Canovan argues that universalist political theories unconsciously rely upon the collective power generated by national solidarity. By focusing on nationhood as a source of power, Dr Canovan’s book obliges political theorists to face the dilemmas involved in reconciling particularist power bases with universal principles.

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  • Margaret Canovan, 1996. "Nationhood and Political Theory," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 796, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:796

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