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Cultural Nation versus Civic Nation: Which Concept for the Future Europe? A Critical Analysis of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Recommendation 1735 (2006) on “The Concept of ‘Nation’”

Cultural Nation versus Civic Nation: Which Concept for the Future Europe? A Critical Analysis of... Bogdan Aurescu* I. Introduction On January , the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Recommendation () on "The Concept of `Nation'" (hereinafter "Recommendation ").1 This reopened the debate regarding the `best concept' of a nation in Europe, starting from an analysis of the `classic' concepts: the cultural and the civic. Formally, the adoption of this document was proposed by another PACE text: Resolution () on "Preferential treatment of national minorities by the kin-state: the case of the Hungarian Law on Hungarians living in neighbouring countries ("Magyars")" of June , adopted by PACE on June .2 In substance, it was one effect of the European dispute regarding the Law on Hungarians living in neighbouring countries, adopted in June by the Hungarian parliament,3 a piece of legislation which raised a number of legal and political concerns, in particular with regard to its potential discriminatory and extraterritorial consequences, but also to the risk of creating a `political bond' between the kin-state and its kin-minorities living in the home-state. * Bogdan Aurescu teaches Public International Law at the University of Bucharest. He is substitute member of the Venice Commission and president of the International Law Section of the Romanian http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Cultural Nation versus Civic Nation: Which Concept for the Future Europe? A Critical Analysis of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Recommendation 1735 (2006) on “The Concept of ‘Nation’”

European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online , Volume 5 (1): 147 – Jan 1, 2005

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Brill
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Copyright 2007 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1570-7865
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2211-6117
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Abstract

Bogdan Aurescu* I. Introduction On January , the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted Recommendation () on "The Concept of `Nation'" (hereinafter "Recommendation ").1 This reopened the debate regarding the `best concept' of a nation in Europe, starting from an analysis of the `classic' concepts: the cultural and the civic. Formally, the adoption of this document was proposed by another PACE text: Resolution () on "Preferential treatment of national minorities by the kin-state: the case of the Hungarian Law on Hungarians living in neighbouring countries ("Magyars")" of June , adopted by PACE on June .2 In substance, it was one effect of the European dispute regarding the Law on Hungarians living in neighbouring countries, adopted in June by the Hungarian parliament,3 a piece of legislation which raised a number of legal and political concerns, in particular with regard to its potential discriminatory and extraterritorial consequences, but also to the risk of creating a `political bond' between the kin-state and its kin-minorities living in the home-state. * Bogdan Aurescu teaches Public International Law at the University of Bucharest. He is substitute member of the Venice Commission and president of the International Law Section of the Romanian

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Published: Jan 1, 2005

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