Author profile: Neera Chandhoke

Neera Chandhoke was formerly professor of political science at Delhi University. She has written widely on the subjects of civil society, democracy, rights, secularism, and political violence. Her publications include State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory (Sage, 1995); Beyond Secularism: Rights of Religious Minorities (Oxford University Press, 1999); The Conceits of Civil Society (Oxford University Press, 2003); and Contested Secessions: Rights, Self-determination, Democracy, and Kashmir (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her most recent book is called Democracy and Revolutionary Politics (Bloomsbury, 2015). She lives in New Delhi.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

Neera Chandhoke • Sep 21 2016 • Articles
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.

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