National identities and the right to self-determination of peoples: "civic-nationalism-plus" in Israel and other multinational states

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"In National Identities and the Right to Self-Determination of Peoples, Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen revisits the legal right to self-determination of peoples and suggests an integrative model for securing the cohesion of the various nationalities within multinational states. The model, set on both legal and political science theories, departs from civic nationalism but calls to strengthen it with more immediate and emotional means, such as shared national symbols and multicultural education. Moodrick-Even Khen explores the political history of Canada, Belgium, and Spain and touches upon other divided societies such as South Africa, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Drawing upon these cases, she suggests a future model for a cohesive society in Israel, which is currently nationally divided between Arabs and Jews"--Unedited summary from book cover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages213
ISBN (Electronic)9789004294332
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in international minority and group rights
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
Volumevolume 12
ISSN (Print)2210-2132


  • self determination
  • Multiculturalism
  • civic nationalism
  • minorities
  • group rights
  • federalism
  • nationalism

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • National characteristics, Israeli
  • National characteristics, Palestinian Arab
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalities, Principle of
  • Self-determination, National
  • יחסי יהודים וערבים
  • العلاقات اليهوديّة العربيّة
  • לאומיות
  • القوميّة
  • הגדרה עצמית לאומית
  • تقرير المصير، قوميّة
  • Arab-Jewish relations
  • Eretz Israel problem (To 1948)
  • National characteristics -- Israel
  • Israeli national characteristics
  • Israelis -- Identity
  • Israelis -- Ethnic identity
  • Palestinian national characteristics
  • Consciousness, National
  • Identity, National -- Nationalism
  • National consciousness
  • National identity -- Nationalism
  • Nationalism and nationality
  • Nationality, Principle of
  • Principle of nationalities
  • National self-determination


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