James Ker-Lindsay

in The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698394
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745874 | DOI:

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The Introduction considers the importance of the subject of recognition, both in terms of international law and within the discipline of international relations. It sets the context of the book, and explains the various facets of recognition. It also considers how acts of legitimisation and acknowledgement, while not formally recognition, play an important part in strengthening the position of contested states, and therefore play a central role in counter secession strategies. The Introduction also considers just is meant by a contested state, highlighting the different terms that can be used.

Keywords: contested states; secession; state recognition; collective recognition; recognition methods; international relations; international law

Chapter.  11678 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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