A Theory of Secession

A Theory of Secession

by Christopher Heath Wellman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107407230

ISBN-13: 9781107407237

Pub. Date: 09/13/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107407237
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The case for statism; 3. Valuing self-determination; 4. Lincoln on secession; 5. The truth in nationalism; 6. Political coercion and exploitation; 7. Secession and international law; 8. The velvet transformation.

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