Chapter

Introduction

Bruno Coppieters

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0001
 Introduction

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Defines the concepts of secession, secessionist movements, and secessionist processes, describes the various positions in the present normative debate on secession, and analyses the relevance of the ethnic and civic conceptions of nationhood for this debate. It also provides an analysis of the various meanings of sovereignty in discussions on the right to secession and of the applicability of just war theory to secessionist crises.

Keywords: just war theory; nationalism; secession; self-determination; sovereignty

Chapter.  9876 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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