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The Ethics of Secession as the Regulation of Secessionist Politics

Wayne Norman

in National Self-Determination and Secession

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780198293842
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599941 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293844.003.0003
                   The Ethics of Secession as the Regulation of Secessionist Politics

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This chapter argues that just‐cause theories of secession are superior to nationalist and choice rivals because only it represents a reasonable institutional response to secessionist politics. It also examines the possibilities for a secession clause within domestic constitutions.

Keywords: choice; constitution; ethics; institutional morality; just cause; nationalism; secession

Chapter.  13716 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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