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Contextualizing Secession

Author: Bruno Coppieters
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199258716
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In a world where the traditional territorial organisation of the state is coming under increasing challenge from pressures from above (globalisation) and from below (struggles for federalisation and secession), the theoretical and practical questions concerning secessionist struggles become ever more acute. It is these questions that this volume addresses. Why do some struggles for autonomy take acute forms, above all violent struggles for secession (for example, Chechnya), whileothers remain within the framework of constitutional politics (for example, Tatarstan and Quebec)? Under what conditions does a distinct political community have the right to secede from another, and how should this process be managed? Our ten case studies seek to answer these questions on the basis ofthe application of just war theory to the normative and practical issues concerning the secession struggles in these regions. The Introduction sets out the theoretical issues, and then each case study provides a rich mix of theoretical and empirical material, and some of the broader issues are then drawn together in the concluding chapter. The book focuses on four key themes that are central to the ethics of secession. The first examines normative issues, in particular the tension between'choice' theories and those based on remedial 'just cause' arguments. The second discusses the problem of violence in secessionist struggles and the ensuing relationship between just war theory and the ethics of secession. The third problem is the relationship between nationhood and citizenship, and inparticular the problem of applying what has now become a conventional distinction between ethnic and civic representations of the political community. Finally, the contentious issue of sovereignty and the way that it frames debates about self-determination. With each of these themes, the application of general moral principles to particular historical contexts opens up new avenues of research. This book is essential reading for those who wish to understand both the theoretical and practicalissues concerning secession struggles in the world today.

Die Internationale Steuerung Der Selbstbestimmung Und Der Staatsentstehung

Author: Urs Saxer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642102719
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Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit der Entstehung neuer Staaten sowie mit Konflikten um Autonomie und Selbstbestimmung, zu denen es seit Ende des Kalten Krieges gekommen ist. Ausgehend von der Grundthese, dass solche Vorgänge international im Rahmen eines Krisen- und Konfliktmanagements gelenkt werden, untersucht die Arbeit die Steuerung im Bereich des Selbstbestimmungsrechts, der Menschen- und Minderheitenrechte, der Staatenanerkennung, der Aufnahme in internationale Organisationen sowie bei der Regelung der Staatennachfolge.

Sezession Und Demokratie

Author: Frank Dietrich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110222574
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Separatism has become an important issue in international politics, as events like the fall of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia have demonstrated. This book investigates whether the secession of democratic states can be justified. Beginning with a critical analysis of current philosophical and people’s rights debates, the author develops his own legitimation theory. Drawing on the fundamental values of modern democracies, the author argues that a right of secession should be recognized.

Statehood And Security

Author: Bruno Coppieters
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262033435
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Analyzes security challenges facing Georgia since a more democratic government took over in 2003, including secessionist crises within its borders and regional instability in the Caucasus.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787678654
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.