Author profile: Ed Brown

Ed Brown is a tutor and distance learning tutor at the University of Leicester. His Ph.D. focused on secession from failed states and the ethical and pragmatic issues surrounding it. He has presented papers on self-determination, secession and state failure at several conferences, including for the British International History Group and the International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies. He has also written book reviews for journals such as the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

The United Nations, Self-Determination, State Failure and Secession

Ed Brown • May 29 2020 • Articles

Secessionist states are unlikely to gain membership as the principle of territorial integrity holds primacy, initially showing it to be a foe to self-determination.

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