chapter  11
The international institutional dimension of secession
ByAllen Buchanan
Pages 30

After a long period of neglect, political theorists have turned their attention to secession. A growing number of positions on the justification for, and scope of, the right to secede are being staked out. Yet, so far there has been no systematic account of the types of normative theories of secession. Nor has there been a systematic assessment of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the theoretical options.