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Constitutional Law and National Pluralism$
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Stephen Tierney

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298617

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298617.001.0001

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Future Prospects for the Plurinational State

Future Prospects for the Plurinational State

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(p.325) 9 Future Prospects for the Plurinational State
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Constitutional Law and National Pluralism
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STEPHEN TIERNEY

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298617.003.0009

The flourishing of the plurinational states appears to be important in less instrumental terms to those citizens who feel a deep bond with the larger project. The alternative — separation — is one which brings losses that stretch beyond economic and strategic considerations. The extent of contemporary constitutional and political disjuncture within plurinational states means that the task of making them work is not easy. This book has identified three areas where general improvements in both the theory and practice of liberal constitutionalism seem necessary to improve the health of the plurinational states. This chapter addresses these three issues.

Keywords:   plurinational state, separation, political disjuncture, liberal theory, liberal constitutionalism

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