After the Nation?

Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism

  • Keith Breen
  • Shane O’Neill

Part of the International Political Theory Series book series (IPoT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: A Postnationalist Era?

    1. Keith Breen, Shane O’Neill
      Pages 1-18
  3. Nationalism Now — Theoretical and Empirical Reflections

  4. Normative Challenges — Democracy, Identity, and Justice

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


Explores the ways in which the nation-state and nationalism are challenged by contemporary realities. This volume addresses changes to our understanding of national sovereignty, problems posed by violent conflict between rival national projects, the feasibility of postnationalist democracy and citizenship, and the debate over global justice.


autonomy conflict democracy democratization ethics Europe identity Nation nationalism nationality sovereignty trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Breen
    • 1
  • Shane O’Neill
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Politics, International Studies, and PhilosophyQueen’s UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesQueen’s UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland

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