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Secessionism : identity, interest, and strategy

Author: Jason Sorens
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are numerous regions where movements for sovereignty or independence are seen as serious alternatives to the status quo. Quebec, Scotland, Catalonia, and Flanders have followed a generally non-violent, political process, whereas movements in Kashmir, the Basque Country, Chechnya, and Kurdistan have led to militancy or civil war. Secessionism examines why secessionist struggles occur and how some become  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Sorens
ISBN: 9780773538962 0773538968 9780773539303 0773539301
OCLC Number: 719427523
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: understanding secession --
The positive theory of secession --
Explaining the causes of secessionism worldwide --
Secessionism in advanced democracies --
Secessionism and rebellion --
Secessionism and autonomy --
Conclusion: the future of secessionist politics --
Appendix: supporting data.
Responsibility: Jason Sorens.

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