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National Self‐Determination: Some Cautionary Remarks Concerning the Rhetoric of Rights

Ronald S. Beiner

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/10.1093/0198293844.003.0008
 National Self‐Determination: Some Cautionary Remarks Concerning the Rhetoric of Rights

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This chapter argues that the language of ‘rights’ to secession is not helpful in dealing with the complexities of national self‐determination and is unnecessarily inflammatory and oppositional.

Keywords: national self‐determination; rights; secession

Chapter.  11155 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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