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Recognizing States: International Society and the Establishment of New States Since 1776

Mikulas Fabry


This book examines recognition of new states, the practice historically employed to regulate membership in international society. The last twenty years have witnessed new or lingering demands for statehood in different areas of the world. The claims of some, like those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, Croatia, Georgia, and East Timor, have achieved general recognition; those of others, like Kosovo, Tamil Eelam, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Somaliland, have not. However, even as most of these claims gave rise to major conflicts and international controversies, the criteria for acknowledgment ... More

Keywords: recognition, international society, independent statehood, de facto statehood, self-determination, international law, norms, conflict, rights, the English School

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199564446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mikulas Fabry, author
Assistant Professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology
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