Surpassing the Sovereign State The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-07-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

David A. Rezvani, Visiting Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Department of Government, Dartmouth

David A. Rezvani, D.Phil. Oxford University, has taught courses in international and comparative politics at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, MIT, Trinity College, Boston University, and Oxford University. He is a visiting research assistant professor and lecturer at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Framework
1. Introduction
2. Partial Independence Advantages and Evolution
Part II: Self-Determination
3. Domestic and International Structural Amendment
4. Civil Order through Conventional Rules in the British Context: The British Dominions and Northern Ireland
5. From Secessionism to Mutual Agreement in the American Context: The Case of Puerto Rico
6. Sham Federacy: France's Indochinese Free States, China's Autonomous Regions, South Africa's Bantustans, and America's Indian Territories
Part III: Economic Status, Security, and Dynamics
7. Sovereign State Weakness
8. Wealth and Security Advantages of Partial Independence
9. Predicting the Dynamics of Partially Independent Territories
10. Conclusion
Appendix 1: Partially Independent Territories Past and Present
Appendix 2: Negotiations Proposing Regional Autonomy
Appendix 3: Sham Federacy after 1946
Appendix 4: Colonies in the International System 1900-2008

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