The dynamic of secession / Viva Ona Bartkus.

Secessionist activity has been increasing in the developing world, in Western liberal democracies, and especially in the former Communist states of Eastern Europe. This timely book offers a general explanation for the occurrence of the phenomenon, arising from a comparative study of numerous histori...

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Main Author: Bartkus, Viva Ona
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series:Cambridge studies in international relations ; 64.
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Introduction. Theoretical foundation for analysis of secession
  • II. The costs and benefits. The benefits of membership. The costs of secession. The costs of membership. The benefits of secession
  • III. The dynamic of secession. "Last resorts": a rise in the costs of membership. "Opportune moments": a reduction in the costs of secession. A reduction in the benefits of membership. A rise in the benefits of secession. Conclusion.