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Citizenship after the nation state: Regionalism, nationalism and public attitudes in Europe

Henderson, Ailsa, Jeffery, Charlie and Wincott, Daniel, eds. 2013. Citizenship after the nation state: Regionalism, nationalism and public attitudes in Europe. Comparative Territorial Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

An outstanding cast of contributors led by Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson and Daniel Wincott, confront the idea of 'methodological nationalism', that is the uncritical choice of the 'nation-state' as a unit of analysis that dominates postwar social science. It looks within the state to a regional-scale unit of analysis. Using specially collected data from 14 regions across five European states Citizenship After the Nation State explores how citizens define and pursue collective goals at regional scale as well as at the scale of the 'nation-state'. It shows that regional institutions, actors and processes have transformed the state, in many ways 'de-nationalizing' it, and recasting it as a more complex form of political organisation, one that needs to respond to the demands of distinctive regional political communities as well as the political community as organized at the state-level. What comes 'after the nation-state' is, in other words, not the regional disintegration of the state or the emergence of a 'Europe of the Regions', but rather the consolidation of multi-levelled statehood.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230296572
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:40
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52763

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