Creating New States: Theory and Practice of Secession

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Aleksandar Pavković
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Law - 277 pages
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This key volume examines the political, social and legal processes of the practice of secession, carefully illustrated by eight case studies. It systematizes our present knowledge of secession in an accessible way to readers not familiar with the phenomenon and its consequences.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A variety of definitions
6
2 What is a nation? A few theoretical answers
15
3 Decolonization and secession
21
Secessions and Secessionist Movements
33
1 The secession of Iceland
39
2 The attempted secession of the Confederate States
56
Norway Slovakia and Quebec
65
An Introduction
171
1 Economic theories of secession
188
Normative Theories
199
Secession and the Law
221
1 The meaning ofpeople in relation to selfdetermination
233
Why New States?
241
Appendix
257
Index
271

Biafra Bangladesh Chechnya
95
The USSR and Yugoslavia
129

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