The Principle of Nationality

  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
Part of the Federalism and Internal Conflicts book series (FEINCO)


Since membership of national communities does not generally stem from contracts, capabilities, talents, achievements or political values, it provides members with a wide range of personal choice as well as a secure and lasting sense of identity and belonging. This chapter, therefore, defends that this enables liberal theory to turn national groups into appropriate units to distribute and guarantee freedom and equality notwithstanding natural, social and political differences among their members.

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  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
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  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity Pompeu FabraBarcelona, CataloniaSpain

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