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The Right to Self-Determination and Secession in Yugoslavia: A Hornets' Nest of Inconsistencies

Raymond Detrez

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0006
 The Right to Self-Determination and Secession in Yugoslavia: A Hornets' Nest of Inconsistencies

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The dissolution process of Yugoslavia provides many examples of the various ways the right to self-determination is invoked as a legal and moral principle by national communities to legitimate secession and by the international community in its attempts to resolve secessionist conflicts.

Keywords: Croatia; ethnic conflicts; Kosovo; Macedonia; secession; Serbia; Yugoslavia

Chapter.  9442 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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