Loyalty and the European Union

Delanty, Gerard (2003) Loyalty and the European Union. In: Waller, Michael, Linklater, Andrew and Unset (eds.) Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics . Routledge, London, pp. 123-136. ISBN 9780415369732

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Abstract

Political Loyalty and the Nation-State examines the gradual weakening of the state's ability to order the political allegiances of its subjects. At the focal centre of the book lies the question of the extent to which it is possible to invest political principles, such as the rules and procedures of democracy, with a sentiment of loyalty and whether political loyalty can become merely a matter of choice and personal responsibility. The authors consider theoretical issues, problems of loyalty arising from population movement and case studies of conflicts of loyalty from Italy, Northern Ireland, and Russia. It is shown that loyalty can become decoupled from state, territory and nation; that loyalties can be multiple; and that today's loyalties reflect advanced attitudes towards difference.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Gerard Delanty
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:47
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 14:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22214
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