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Political Science Civics & Citizenship

In Defence of Multinational Citizenship

by (author) Siobhan Harty & Michael Murphy

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2005
Civics & Citizenship, General, General, Globalization, Nationalism, General
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At the beginning of the 21st century, there is a pressing need to develop new forms of citizenship to meet demands for self-determination advanced by substate nations and indigenous peoples. In Defence of Multinational Citizenship responds to this challenge by making a compelling case for a new form of multinational citizenship. Such a conception would provide equal recognition to the citizenship regimes of state and substate nations through a democratic argument for self-determination at the substate level, and a revised conception of state sovereignty that is divided and shared.


About the authors

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Michael Murphy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work has been published in The Fiddlehead, The Windsor Review, and filling Station. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, and is currently studying at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. A Description of the Blazing World is his first novel.

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Editorial Reviews

Harty and Murphy delineate a strong case for differentiated citizenship. Reading a book like this from within a country (India) ... the Harty-Murphy exposition has relevance, immediacy, and a touch of poignancy ... Doubling as a useful primer to, and a pertinent critique of, one of the most important socio-political and cultural debates of the age, In Defence of Multinational Citizenship is a work that will interest a range of scholars from the social sciences and the humanities.

Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. XXXVIII, no. 2, June 2006

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