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Author Baudet, Thierry.

Title The significance of borders : why representative government and the rule of law require nation states / by Thierry Baudet
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 271 pages .)
Contents Part I: The rise of borders -- The state -- Sovereignty -- The nation -- Part II: The assault on borders -- Supranational courts -- Supranational organizations -- Multiculturalism -- Part III: the need for borders -- Government -- The fallacies of universalism -- The particularism of citizenship
Summary For almost three-quarters of a century, the countries of Western Europe have abandoned national sovereignty as an ideal. Nation states are being dismantled -- by supranationalism from above, by multiculturalism from below. This book explains why supranationalism and multiculturalism are in fact irreconcilable with representative government and the rule of law. It challenges one of the most central beliefs in contemporary legal and political philosophy: that borders are bound to disappear
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-264) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Boundaries.
Representative government and representation.
Rule of law.
State, The.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004228128 (electronic bk.)
9789004228122 (electronic bk.)
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