[Marxism] Fw: book for review
george.snedeker at verizon.net
Tue Sep 30 09:23:08 MDT 2014
Socialism and Democracy is looking for someone to review the following book:
Omar Dahbour, SELF-DETERMINATION WITHOUT NATIONALISM, Temple University Press, 2014.
Write to me offline at george.snedeker at verizon.net if you would like to review this book.
The following are several blurbs for this book from the publisher:
*"In *Self-Determination without Nationalism*, Omar Dahbour powerfully
combines trenchant criticisms of nationalism with the innovative
construction of an alternative ideal of collective self-determination as a
common project of ethical community. Richly informed and resourcefully
argued, his book illuminates central questions in the ethics of
international relations and political philosophy as a whole."*-Richard
Miller, Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life
and Director, Program on Ethics and Public Life, Department of Philosophy,
How do groups-be they religious or ethnic-achieve sovereignty in a
postnationalist world? In *Self-Determination without Nationalism: A Theory
of Postnational Sovereignty
September 30, 2014), noted philosopher Omar Dahbour insists that the
existing ethics of international relations, dominated by the rival notions
of liberal nationalism and political cosmopolitanism, no longer suffice.
Dahbour notes that political communities are an ethically desirable and
historically inevitable feature of collective life. The ethical principles
that govern them, however-especially self-determination and
sovereignty-require reformulation in light of globalization and the
economic and environmental challenges of the twenty-first century.
Arguing that nation-states violate the principle of self-determination,
Dahbour then develops a detailed new theory of self-determination that he
calls "ecosovereignty." Ecosovereignty defines political community in a way
that can protect and further the rights of indigenous peoples as well as
the needs of ecological regions for a sustainable form of development and
security from environmental destruction.
In the series *Global Ethics and Politics
<http://www.temple.edu/tempress/gep.html>*, edited by Carol C. Gould
*Omar Dahbour* is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and Graduate
School, City University of New York, and is affiliated with CUNY's Center
for Place, Culture, and Politics. He is the author of *Illusion of the
Peoples: A Critique of National Self-Determination* and coeditor of both *The
Nationalism Reader* and *Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global
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