National identity & the international law of self-determination: the stratification of the Western Saharan 'self'

Castellino, Joshua (2000) National identity & the international law of self-determination: the stratification of the Western Saharan 'self'. In: Accommodating national identity: new approaches in international and domestic law. Tierney, Stephen, ed. Brill, pp. 257-284. ISBN 9789041114006

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Abstract

[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] This collection of essays brings together international lawyers with their perspectives on how the international community has coped with contemporary cases of nationalist crisis and constitutional lawyers from states which are attempting to facilitate the political expression of national identity through developments in federalism, devolution, and the protection of minority rights. The aim is to explore to what extent existing legal mechanisms permit a flexible engagement with, and accommodation of, the aspirations of national and ethnic groups. It would appear that a heightened level of fluidity in the interaction and exchange of normative standards now exists in the relationship between international and domestic law as both types of system confront the challenge which national identity continues to constitute. As this process marks a renewed preparedness on the part of legal systems to expand imaginatively to meet current problems it is hoped that this collection will highlight opportunities for an ongoing process of development in this complex and troubled area.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 13248
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 06:12
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13248

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