Post Tagged with: "secession"

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Secessionists consider unilateral actions as a possibility, but the costs of a non-negotiated break-up, without a Spanish recognition, would be high in the EU context.

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Will Catalonia become an independent state, despite Madrid’s insistence that the territorial integrity of Spain is nonnegotiable?

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

The UK public have an appetite for change but not for unpredictability. That makes the whole process a political minefield running up to the 2015 General Election.

Engaging with Contested States: How Much Interaction Constitutes Recognition?

Engaging with Contested States: How Much Interaction Constitutes Recognition?

The issue of engagement without recognition, where states interact (or choose not to interact) with ‘contested states’ is of increasing importance and raises issues of real practical significance.

Is Quebec’s Call for Sovereignty Still a Vibrant Force Today?

Is Quebec’s Call for Sovereignty Still a Vibrant Force Today?

There is little likelihood of Quebec sovereignty in the near future. Current polls put support for sovereignty near 30%, and opposition to a third referendum close to 70%. Regardless, Quebec’s assertive nationalism will remain a vibrant force indefinitely.

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

English Eurosceptics who consider Scottish independence as an opportunity to push their country quicker towards EU exit should think again. Scotland might have the last laugh after all.

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

Scottish Energy and Catalan Hope

The necessity to control one’s economic, political and cultural space in the global market seems to indicate that the separatist sentiment among the Scottish and the Catalans will continue to grow.

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

How well South Sudan is able to realize its full economic potential will be determined by what the government does during the next few years in respect to institutional reforms and state reconstruction. Hence, the “right” institutional environment is vital for the country.

Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

Dawn Of A New Era for the Forgotten Issue of Statelessness

2011 marked the culmination of a range of developments at national, regional and global levels which indicate that there is not just every reason for states to want to do more to address statelessness, but also that something can be done about it.

Understanding the Implications of South Sudan’s Independence

Understanding the Implications of South Sudan’s Independence

Doubt and bitterness prevail amongst many non-Southern Sudanese on the eve of independence, but history is not destiny. The question is no longer whether secession should have happened or not; it is how the marginalised people of North and South can finally get on with their lives, instead of being sucked into open wars and micro-conflicts.

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