A Theory of Secession: The Case for Political Self Determination

Christopher Wellmon

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    Offering an unapologetic defense of the right to secede, Christopher Heath Wellman argues that any group has a moral right to secede as long as its political divorce will leave it and the remainder state in a position to perform the requisite political functions. He explains that there is nothing contradictory about valuing legitimate states, while permitting their division. Thus, if one values self-determination, then one has good reason to conclude that people have a right to determine their political boundaries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages199
    ISBN (Print)9780521849159
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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