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Contested Secessions: Rights, Self-determination, Democracy, and Kashmir

Neera Chandhoke


Whereas separatist movements in the developed world have stimulated the interest of normative political theorists, separatism in the postcolonial world tend to fall into the category of identity/civil wars, ethno-nationalism, terrorism, and security. However, the mandate of these studies proscribes the raising of normative issues, such as justice. This work approaches ‘contested secessions’ from a normative vantage point. That is, it seeks to explore the right of secession, analyse whether this right is or is not justified, and investigate what the moral considerations against which this right ... More

Keywords: Contested secessions, Kashmir, violence, nationalism, contingent rights, procedurally regulated secessions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077978
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077978.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neera Chandhoke, author