Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Nationalism and the Right of Self­Determination

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter outlines a number of concepts which are essential for a study of self-determination in international law. First, the chapter provides a brief explanation of the terms “people”, “nation”, “population”, “minority”, “indigenous people” and “country”. Next, it examines the doctrines of nationalism and national self-determination and their impact on international law. Further, the chapter considers the hand in glove relationship between the national ties used to identify a nation and many legal principles. It provides the reader with both the vocabulary and the underlying philosophy behind the interaction between nationalism and international law. Political ties have an important but complex relationship with nations and nationalism. Political ties not only seem to have a defining role in self-determination, they also readily relate to the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the inviolability of frontiers.

Keywords: International Law; legal principles; nationalism; political ties; self-determination; territorial integrity



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Peoples and International Law — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation