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Inside the Politics of Self-Determination$
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Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199364909

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364909.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Inside the Politics of Self-Determination

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the topic of self-determination politics. It provides a brief history of contemporary self-determination and its evolution in the international system. It also highlights a series of central questions in the book, including when states will accommodate self-determination groups, when civil war and internecine fighting will occur, and how accommodation and civil war affect the internal structure of self-determination groups and states. Finally, the introduction previews the main argument of the book, which emphasizes the role that internal structure plays in how states and self-determination groups bargain over the status of such groups. The existing literature on nationalism, conflict, and social movements within states provides reference points for this argument.

Keywords:   self-determination, conflict, bargaining, nationalism, social movements, South Sudan

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