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The significance of borders : why representative government and the rule of law require nation states

Author: Thierry Baudet
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thierry Baudet
ISBN: 9789004228085 900422808X 9789004228139 9004228136
OCLC Number: 793421831
Description: xx, 271 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Thierry Baudet.

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