Fragmentation and the International Relations of Micro-states: Self-determination and Statehood

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This is the first book to provide a thorough international legal account of the European micro-states. Jorri Duursma examines notions of self-determination and statehood in the context of international law, and provides solutions for problems of secession. Drawing on many unpublished documents, she tackles the important questions of what constitutes a people with a right to self-determination, and who is allowed to secede from a state, developing a novel approach to statehood and fragmentation.

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"Duursma's review of the experience of micro-states is a new and interesting contribution to the ongoing debate over self-determination." Gregory H. Fox, The American Journal of International Law
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Part I. The General International Legal Context: 1. Right of self-determination; 2. Criteria for statehood; 3. The general question of micro-states in international organizations; Part II. Five Case Studies of European Micro-states: Introduction; 4. The Principality of Liechtenstein; 5. The Republic of San Marino; 6. The Principality of Monaco; 7. The Principality of Andorra; 8. The State of the Vatican City; Part III. General Conclusions: Bibliography; Index.

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