9781107407237

A Theory of Secession

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107407237

  • ISBN10:

    1107407230

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

Offering an unapologetic defense of the right to secede, Christopher Heath Wellman argues that any group has a moral right to secede as long as its political divorce will leave it and the remainder state in a position to perform the requisite political functions. He explains that there is nothing contradictory about valuing legitimate states, while permitting their division. Thus, if one values self-determination, then one has good reason to conclude that people have a right to determine their political boundaries.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The case for statism
Valuing self-determination
Lincoln on secession
The truth in nationalism
Political coercion and exploitation
Secession and international law
The velvet transformation
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