An odd partnership: identity-based constitutional claims in modern democracy

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Breda, Vito. 2014. "An odd partnership: identity-based constitutional claims in modern democracy." Jenkins, Fiona, Nolan, Mark and Rubenstein, Kim (ed.) Allegiance and identity in a globalised world. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press. pp. 52-76
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An odd partnership: identity-based constitutional claims in modern democracy

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1418
Book TitleAllegiance and identity in a globalised world
Authors
AuthorBreda, Vito
EditorsJenkins, Fiona, Nolan, Mark and Rubenstein, Kim
Page Range52-76
SeriesConnecting International Law with Public Law
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages25
Year2014
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN9781107074330
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139696654.006
Web Address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/allegiance-and-identity-in-a-globalised-world/an-odd-partnership-identitybased-constitutional-claims-in-modern-democracy/1ADE68D69081C13B899B80E0DFF12CAE
Abstract

As part of a collection of essays, this paper discusses constitutional claims proposed by national identities both at the state level and in international organizations, such as the European Union (EU). Specifically, I focus on the theoretical debates that refuse to consider national identity as a proxy for constitutional claims.
I argue in particular that a normative opposition to constitutional claims proposed by national identity (in Habermas and Offe) confuses an assessment of the reasons for the existence of a national identity community with a deliberative evaluation of their claims. The paper will contend that a modern constitutional system that aspires to create a set of communal alliances between strangers within states and within international organizations, such as the European Union, should seek to retrieve rationality, not to impose it.
The chapter is divided into two parts. The first part addresses the normative case against assessing identity-based constitution claims and argues that a great level of enrichment might be drawn from inserting normative arguments into the debate over the procedural requirements of modern constitutions. The second part looks at the interplay between the development of the modern republican tradition and national identity.

Keywordsnational identity; radical democracy; nationalism; European Union; sovereignty; patriotism
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480702. Constitutional law
480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
440802. Citizenship
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Copyright 2014 Cambridge University Press. Permanent restricted access to the accepted version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Based on a workshop held on 19-21 July 2010 at the Australian National University.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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