Secession and Self-Determination: NOMOS XLV

Secession and Self-Determination: NOMOS XLV

by Stephen Macedo
     
 

The many questions that surround movements for secession and self-determination are both practically urgent and theoretically perplexing. The United States settled its secession crisis in the 1860s. But the trauma and unfinished business of those events are still with us. Around the world secession and self-determination are the key issues that cause strife and

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Overview

The many questions that surround movements for secession and self-determination are both practically urgent and theoretically perplexing. The United States settled its secession crisis in the 1860s. But the trauma and unfinished business of those events are still with us. Around the world secession and self-determination are the key issues that cause strife and instability.

This volume provides an unusually comprehensive consideration of the many challenges of law and political philosophy that accompany them, and offers theoretical insights that provide guidance for policy. Among the questions considered are: should the international community recognize a right to secede and, if so, what conditions must be satisfied before the right can be asserted? Should secession and its conditions be recognized within domestic constitutions? Secession is the most extreme form of political separation and there are modes of self-determination short of it, including indigenous peoples' self-government and minority language rights. To what degree can these intrastate autonomy arrangements help ameliorate the injustices faced by indigenous groups?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814756898
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
NOMOS - American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface
Contributors
Introduction
Allen Buchanan
PART I: THE RIGHT TO SECEDE
1. International Responses to Separatist Claims: Are Democratic Principles Relevant?
Diane F. Orentlicher
2. A Right to Secede?
Donald L. Horowitz
3. Democratic Principles and Separatist Claims: A Response and Further Inquiry
Diane F. Orentlicher
PART II: INTRASTATE AUTONOMY
4. An Historical Argument for Indigenous Self-Determination
Margaret Moore
5. Indigenous Self-Government
Jacob T. Levy
6. Exploring the Boundaries of Language Rights: Insiders, Newcomers, and Natives
Ruth Rubio-Marín
7. Can the Immigrant/National Minority Dichotomy Be Defended? Comment on Ruth Rubio-Marín
Alan Patten
PART III: CONSTITUTIONALISM AND SECESSION
8. Domesticating Secession
Wayne Norman
9. The Quebec Secession Issue: Democracy, Minority Rights, and the Rule of Law
Allen Buchanan
10. Secession, Constitutionalism, and American Experience
Mark E. Brandon
Index

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