A Theory of Secession by Christopher Heath Wellman

By Christopher Heath Wellman

First released in 2005, A idea of Secession: The Case for Political Self-Determination bargains an unapologetic protection of the suitable to secede. Christopher Heath Wellman argues that any team has an ethical correct to secede so long as its political divorce will go away it and the rest nation capable of practice the needful political capabilities. He explains that there's not anything contradictory approximately valuing valid states, whereas allowing their department. as soon as political states are famous as beneficial end result of the capabilities that they're uniquely fitted to practice, it turns into obvious that the territorial barriers of current states may perhaps permissably be redrawn so long as neither the method, nor the results of this reconfiguration, interrupts the creation of the the most important political advantages. therefore, if one values self-determination, then one has strong cause to finish that individuals have a correct to figure out their political boundaries.

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