"It should be read not only by Canadians of both persuasions but by anyone interested in the politics of nationalism." American Political Science Review
Over the past century the dominant form of political organization has been the single nation-state. This form of democracy is giving way to more complex societies; ones that are multicultural and multinational in composition. This volume by fifteen leading political scientists and political theorists is the first collaborative study of existing multinational democracies and the difficulties involved in governing them. The book concentrates on European and North American democracies and will be of interest to those concerned about the increasing plurality and cultural complexity of modern societies.