A distinguished selection of contributors provide the theoretical background to the restructuring of Europe that is currently underway. It attempts to situate the ethical debates in a historical, legal and constitutional context, considering important and topical issues such as the rights to seccession and self-determination of minorities in Eastern Europe, and the question of whether national movements are justified in using force to achieve their ends.
The authors number legal and constitutional scholars, political philosophers and international relations theorists. There are contributions from Poland and Croatia.

chapter 1|7 pages


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Part I Constitutionalism, federalism and confederalism

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Part II Cosmopolitan and communitarian perspectives

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Part III Europe today: nationalism and post-communism

chapter 9|14 pages

Notes on the new tribalism

chapter 10|20 pages

The moral basis of political restructuring

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Part IV Conclusions

chapter 11|15 pages

Cosmopolitans and communitarians

chapter 12|13 pages

Comments and conclusions