Nationalism: The Communitarian Block
Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 18, 2011
19 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2011
The difficulties experienced by the European Union, and in particular the 17 members of the eurozone, highlight a major challenge faced by many nations that are not in the EU. These nations face a communitarian paradox: on the one hand, they need a significantly higher level of transnational governance, which, as I shall attempt to show, can be provided only if the expansion of such governance is paralleled by a considerable measure oftransnational community-building. On the other hand, this communal expansion encounters nationalism, which acts as an overpowering communitarian block by standing in the way of 229 building more encompassing communities, ones comprised of nations.
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