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Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Timothy William Waters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The inviolability of national borders is an unquestioned pillar of the post-World War II international order. Fixed borders are believed to encourage stability, promote pluralism, and discourage ... More


The Boxes We Live in, the Beliefs We Have

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the proposed new right to secession. In this new right to secession, groups of people may form a new state by holding a referendum on part of an ... More


The Measure of Nations: Testing the Assumptions behind the Classical Rule

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines what people think the prevailing model actually does. The current, classical rule of self-determination is historically bounded: Its borders are history's borders; it favors the ... More


Which Wars Make the State and Which States Make War

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that variations in the sociopolitical strength of states influence how they are affected by the norm of border fixity. It begins by discussing the concept of sociopolitical ... More


State Weakness and International Conflict in a Fixed-Borders World

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines state weakness and international conflict in a fixed-borders world. It discusses the outbreak of a civil war in Lebanon in 1975 and the civil strife and conflict spillover in ... More


The Colonization of Africa

Malcolm Shaw

in Title to Territory in Africa: International Legal Issues

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198253792
eISBN:
9780191681424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198253792.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In pre-colonial Africa, the concept of fixed borders typical of European-style states was a foreign and unfamiliar concept. Although no fixed borders were imminent in pre-colonial Africa, ... More


Minorities, Majorities and the Writing of History

Benjamin Thomas White

in The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.003.0060
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book has demonstrated that minorities in Syria emerged during the mandate period as a result of the development of the nation-state form. As state authority spread across the territory, it bound ... More


Sovereign State Weakness

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 7 explains why the sovereign states of today tend to be weak. The chapter discusses how the features that once made them strong have significantly eroded—and therefore contribute toward the ... More


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