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Just‐Cause, Administrative Boundaries, and the Politics of Denial

Margaret Moore

in The Ethics of Nationalism

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780198297468
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599958 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198297467.003.0006
Just‐Cause, Administrative Boundaries, and the Politics of Denial

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This chapter examines the dominant conception of self‐determination in the decolonization period, and in much international law and practice, according to which self‐determination occurs within existing administrative units and there is civic integration within that territory. This chapter argues that this conception of self‐determination is only appropriate in a limited range of cases.

Keywords: administrative units; boundaries; civic integration; decolonization; international law; just cause; secession; self‐determination

Chapter.  11524 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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