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War and Secession: A Moral Analysis of the Georgian–Abkhaz Conflict

Bruno Coppieters

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258716.003.0009
 War and Secession: A Moral Analysis of the Georgian–Abkhaz Conflict

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Analyses the historical background of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. Demonstrates that the parties in conflict invoked all individual jus ad bellum principles of ‘just cause’, ‘right intentions’, ‘legitimate authority’, ‘likelihood of success’, ‘proportionality’ and ‘last resort’ in their legitimation of the use of force and of their position on the secession of Abkhazia.

Keywords: Abkhazia; ethnic conflicts; Georgia; just war theory; nationalism; secession

Chapter.  12277 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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