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National Self-Determination and Secession

Margaret Moore


National Self‐determination and Secession brings together a number of original essays by leading figures in the field on the ethics of secession. It examines such questions as: When is secession justified? What is a people and what gives them a right to secede? Is national self‐determination compatible with liberal and democratic principles? It offers fresh insight into debates about contested territory, the problem of minorities, and the place of secession in resolving national conflicts.

Keywords: conflict, democracy, ethics, liberalism, minorities, national self‐determination, secession, territorial rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293842
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198293844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Moore, editor
University of Waterloo