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 Conclusion summarises the various elements of counter secession strategies outlined in the book and considers how they relate to one another. It attempts to show that while there are core strategic elements that must be followed by all states contesting a unilateral declaration of independence, there are considerable variations in the tactics that can be used. It also addresses the crucial question of how states, while pursuing counter recognition policies, can in fact isolate the contested state. This in turn can have very serious ramifications for attempts to find a mutually acceptable settlement to the conflict.

Keywords: foreign policy; diplomacy; recognition; secession; isolation

Chapter.  9808 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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