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Comparative Territorial Politics

Nationalism, Liberalism and Language in Catalonia and Flanders

Authors: Cetrà, Daniel

  • Offers a comparative study of nationalism in Catalonia and Flanders
  • Expands our knowledge about debates around liberalism and nationalism
  • Addresses the relationship between liberalism and nationalism through a combination of political theory and inter-disciplinary empirical research
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Is liberalism really compatible with nationalism? Are there limits to linguistic nation-building policies? What arguments justify the imposition of national languages? This book addresses these questions by examining the linguistic disputes in Catalonia and Flanders, two major cases of sub-state nationalism. The book connects two strands of arguments: the political arguments around contested linguistic policies, drawing on a rich set of primary and secondary sources, and the theoretical arguments around liberalism and nationalism. The study also compares the historical trajectory and political dynamics of Catalan and Flemish nationalism. It shows that the relationship between language and nationhood is politically constructed through state nation-building and minority activism. The findings highlight the relevance and pervasiveness of nationalism in contemporary social and political life. This book will appeal to scholars and upper-level students interested in nationalism, contemporary political theory, the politics of language, and comparative territorial politics.

About the authors

​Daniel Cetrà is Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the Centre on Constitutional Change, Edinburgh, UK. He specialises in nationalism, independence movements and minority rights.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08274-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $79.99
price for USA
  • Due: March 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08273-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nationalism, Liberalism and Language in Catalonia and Flanders
Authors
Series Title
Comparative Territorial Politics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-08274-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-08274-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-08273-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 180
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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