Theories of Secession


Theories of Secession presents a systematic analysis of the recent rise of secessionist movements in global politics. Bringing together some of the most respected scholars in their field, this study locates the right to secede in the context of contemporary political theory. The chapters deal with problems of nationalism and federalism, special rights to secede, conditions of ethnic and cultural pluralism and asks if constitutions should include a right to secede.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Percy B. Lehning
  • Michael Freeman
  • Harry Beran
  • Hillel Steiner
  • Keith Dowding
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998