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The Dynamic of Secession

The Dynamic of Secession

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International Relations

  • Date Published: June 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521659703

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  • Secessionist activity has been increasing in the developing world, in Western liberal democracies, and especially in the former Communist states of Eastern Europe. This timely book offers a general explanation for the occurrence of the phenomenon, arising from a comparative study of numerous historical examples of secession and separatist conflict. The book develops a comprehensive framework, specifying the elements necessary for a secession crisis, and discussing the moral issues underpinning it.

    • Study of why and when minority communities within existing states choose to try to secede
    • Uses a series of historical examples in conjunction with theoretical framework using the costs and benefits of secession
    • A hot topic, given recent developments in Eastern Europe, the developing world, and elsewhere. Will interest people in IR, but also scholars of ethnicity and nationalism
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521659703
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    2. Theoretical foundation for analysis of secession
    Part II. The Costs and Benefits:
    3. The benefits of membership
    4. The costs of secession
    5. The costs of membership
    6. The benefits of secession
    Part III. The Dynamic of Secession:
    7. 'Last resorts': a rise in the costs of membership
    8. 'Opportune moments': a reduction in the costs of secession
    9. A reduction in the benefits of membership
    10. A rise in the benefits of secession
    11. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Viva Ona Bartkus

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