The Politics of Self-determination

Beyond the Decolonisation Process
Author: Kristina Roepstorff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415520649
Category: Political Science
Page: 193
View: 8916
Since the formation of the UN in 1945 the international community has witnessed a number of violent self-determination conflicts such as the disintegration of Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Kashmir, and South Sudan that have been a major cause of humanitarian crises and destruction. This book examines the scope and applicability of political self-determination beyond the decolonisation process. Explaining the historical evolution of self-determination, this book provides a theoretical examination of the concept and background. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the author analyses self-determination in relation to contemporary conflicts, which inform and drive a coherent theoretical framework for international responses to claims for self-determination. Built upon an examination of the conceptual foundations of self-determination, this book presents a new understanding and application of self-determination. It addresses the important question of whether self-determination claims legitimate armed violence, either by the self-determining group’s right to rebel, or by the international community in the form of humanitarian intervention. The Politics of Self-Determinationwill be of interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, security studies and conflict studies.

Inside the Politics of Self-determination

Author: Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199364907
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
View: 1851
"This book demonstrates that the internal political dynamics in states and self-determination groups strongly influences when groups seeking self-determination will be accommodated, when they will engage in civil war, and when they will experience internecine violence within the group"--

The Politics of Self-determination

Remaking Territories and National Identities in Europe, 1917-1923
Author: Lecturer in Modern European History Volker Prott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198777841
Page: 272
View: 1509
The Politics of Self-Determination examines the territorial restructuring of Europe between 1917 and 1923, when a radically new and highly fragile peace order was established. It opens with an exploration of the peace planning efforts of Great Britain, France, and the United States in the final phase of the First World War. It then provides an in-depth view on the practice of Allied border drawing at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, focussing on a new factor in foreign policymaking-academic experts employed by the three Allied states to aid in peace planning and border drawing. This examination of the international level is juxtaposed with two case studies of disputed regions where the newly drawn borders caused ethnic violence, albeit with different results: the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France in 1918-19, and the Greek-Turkish War between 1919 and 1922. A final chapter investigates the approach of the League of Nations to territorial revisionism and minority rights, thereby assessing the chances and dangers of the Paris peace order over the course of the 1920s and 1930s. Volker Prott argues that at both the international and the local levels, the 'temptation of violence' drove key actors to simplify the acclaimed principle of national self-determination and use ethnic definitions of national identity. While the Allies thus hoped to avoid uncomfortable decisions and painstaking efforts to establish an elusive popular will, local elites, administrations, and paramilitary leaders soon used ethnic notions of identity to mobilise popular support under the guise of international legitimacy. Henceforth, national self-determination ceased to be a tool of peace-making and instead became an ideology of violent resistance.

Politics of Māori Self-determination

Author: Mason Durie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195583670
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
View: 2194
This book concerns contemporary development in Maori as well as this nation's aspirations for greater autonomy. Mason Durie offers a detailed account of Maori's legislative efforts at self-determination by highlighting the legal battles and conflicting attitudes between Maori and the Crown. Environmental management, issues related to the retention of language and culture, Maori representation in Parliament, and the Treaty of Waitangi are among the topics covered in this balanced and reasonable socio-political assessment.

The Politics of Self-Determination

Author: Timothy Leary
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 9781579511401
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 112
View: 3821
Visionary Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary became the charismatic leader of the '60s counterculture. Remembered as a pioneer of research and experimentation with psychedelic substances, he was also an author, lecturer, political dissident, and media magnet whose wit and charm captured the world's attention. In this collection of essays from Leary's early career, he presents his concept of personal responsibility for the effects of one's behavior. According to Leary, self-determining people don't blame their parents, their race, or their society; they accept responsibility for their actions, which in turn determines the responses they get from the world. These writings had an enormous impact on the humanistic psychology movement and libertarian redefinition of the doctor-patient relationship. Ronin's new offering gives readers a fascinating glimpse into Leary's ground-breaking work in this area.

International Law and Self-Determination

The Interplay of the Politics of Territorial Possession With Formulations of Post-Colonial National Identity
Author: Joshua Castellino
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041114099
Category: Law
Page: 286
View: 2012

The Politics of Dispossession

The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994
Author: Edward W. Said
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307829634
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 6949
Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America's most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self-determination. As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relations with the West. In The Politics of Dispossession Said traces his people's struggle for statehood through twenty-five years of exile, from the PLO's bloody 1970 exile from Jordan through the debacle of the Gulf War and the ambiguous 1994 peace accord with Israel. As frank as he is about his personal involvement in that struggle, Said is equally unsparing in his demolition of Arab icons and American shibboleths. Stylish, impassioned, and informed by a magisterial knowledge of history and literature, The Politics of Dispossession is a masterly synthesis of scholarship and polemic that has the power to redefine the debate over the Middle East.

Self-Determination of Peoples

A Legal Reappraisal
Author: Antonio Cassese
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521637527
Category: Law
Page: 396
View: 937
The self-determination of peoples is a major issue in the world community: both radical and subversive, it serves to grant statehood to oppressed peoples, but also to disrupt existing State structures. This book, the first comprehensive legal account, sets out to trace how this political ideal has turned into an international legal standard. Scrutinising State practice through national digests and UN proceedings the author pinpoints the limits within which this political postulate has gained a foothold in the body of international law and assesses the extent to which it has had an impact on existing legal norms. This is primarily a legal inquiry which, however, looks at law within its historical and political context and, given its judicial underpinning, makes an important contribution to the study of the interplay of law, history, and politics in international relations.

Recognition versus Self-Determination

Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics
Author: Avigail Eisenberg,Jeremy Webber,Glen Coulthard,Andre Boisselle
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774827440
Category: Political Science
Page: 348
View: 1396
The political concept of recognition has introduced new ways of thinking about the relationship between minorities and justice in plural societies. But is a politics informed by recognition valuable to minorities today? Contributors to this volume examine the successes and failures of struggles for recognition and self-determination in relation to claims of religious groups, cultural minorities, and indigenous peoples on territories associated with Canada, the United States, Europe, Latin America, India, New Zealand, and Australia. They point to a distinctive set of challenges posed by a politics of recognition and self-determination to peoples seeking emancipation from unjust relations.

Crisis at Work

Identity and the End of Career
Author: J. Potter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137305436
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 5389
This book explores how we make sense of ourselves when work is precarious and intrinsically alienating. We know little about how this experience of work impacts the lives of men and women, and less about the way individuals understand themselves in the face of institutions and organizations from which they feel marginalized. Based on the narratives of men and women who underwent extraordinary work life changes, Crisis at Work examines how we negotiate greater meaning and fulfilment when our productive lives fail to sustain and satisfy. Reflecting a growing fracture between what we value, believe in, and are committed to and the degree to which work and career have become incapable of assuaging those desires, Potter examines how individuals attempt to assemble working-lives they find rich and rewarding and how that work is negotiated within the constraints and possibilities of the contemporary moment.

A History of the Self-Determination of Peoples

The Domestication of an Illusion
Author: Jörg Fisch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107037964
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 7536
This book examines the conceptual and political history of the right of self-determination of peoples.

Organize Your Own

The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements
Author: Anthony Romero
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781940190112
Page: 248
View: 2287
Literary Nonfiction. Art. Poetry. Exhibition curated by Daniel Tucker. ORGANIZE YOUR OWN: THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF SELF–DETERMINATION MOVEMENTS features new work by contemporary artists, poets, and writers that relates to the Black Power movement's mandate to "organize your own" community against racism. Exploring the question of what "your own" might mean, this book connects some of the concerns dealt with in the 1960s and '70s to the conversations and social movements around racial justice happening today. Far from an historical account, ORGANIZE YOUR OWN documents and expands upon an exhibition and event series of the same name that took place in Chicago and Philadelphia in early 2016. In addition to exhibition documentation and a series of commissioned texts, this book also includes transcripts from five panel discussions that were organized as part of the exhibition. Two of these discussions focus on the original Rainbow Coalition, a unique example of race and class negotiation in which organizations such as the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, and the Young Patriots Organization joined forces. Other discussions and contributions explore poetry, performance, and socially engaged art—which, broadly speaking, finds its foundation in the histories and language of community organizing. What is the role of politics and poetics in complicating and clarifying these ongoing conversations—the ones that happen when people come together? With contributions by: Amber Art & Design, Rashayla Marie Brown, Emily Chow Bluck, Billy "Che" Brooks, Salem Collo-Julin, Irina Contreras, Brad Duncan, Bettina Escauriza, Eric J. Garcia, Maria Gaspar, Thomas Graves, Robby Herbst, Jen Hofer, Alethea Hyun–Jin Shin, Mike James, Marissa Johnson- Valenzuela, Jennifer Kidwell, Antonio Lopez, Nicole Marroquin, Fred Moten, Matt Neff, Mark Nowak, Edward Onaci, Dave Pabellon, Mary Patten, Rasheedah Phillips, Anthony Romero, Frank Sherlock, Amy Sonnie, Hy Thurman, Thread Makes Blanket, James Tracy, Daniel Tuker, the University of Louisville's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Dan S. Wang, Jakobi WIlliams, Mariam Williams, Rosten Woo,Wooden Leg Print & Press, Works Progress with Jayanthi Kyle, and Rebecca Zorach

National Self-Determination and Secession

Author: Margaret Moore
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191522163
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
View: 5292
In recent years, numerous multi-national states have disintegrated along national lines, and today, many more, in both the first and the third worlds, continue to witness bitter secessionist struggles. The proliferation of national conflicts and secessionist movements has given rise to many important questions which urgently need to be addressed. When is seccession justified? What is a people and what gives them a right to secede? Is national determination consistent with liberal and democratic principles? Or is it a dangerous doctrine? In the years following 1991, when Allen Buchanan published Secession, a number of competing theories of the ethics of secession have been put forward. This pathbreaking study, by a host of leading figures in the field, brings together for the first time a series of original essays on these theories. Offering fresh insight into debates about contested territory, the problem of minorities, and the place of secession in resolving national conflicts, this volume provides a much-needed philosophical discussion of the normative implications of nationalism.

Carbon Democracy

Political Power in the Age of Oil
Author: Timothy Mitchell
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781681163
Category: Political Science
Page: 292
View: 6469
Carbon Democracy provides a unique examination of the relationship between oil and democracy. Interweaving the history of energy, political analysis, and economic theory, Mitchell targets conventional wisdom regarding energy and governance. Emphasizing how oil and democracy have intermixed, he argues that while coal provided the impetus for mass democracy, the shift to oil drastically limited democratic possibility; above all, the ability to confront contemporary ecological crises.

A Theory of Secession

Author: Christopher Heath Wellman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521849159
Category: Law
Page: 199
View: 1040
This 2005 book presents an argument for the right of groups to secede, offering a thorough and unapologetic defense.

The Origins of Indigenism

Human Rights and the Politics of Identity
Author: Ronald Niezen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520235564
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 7735
4. Relativism and Rights

Indigeneity: a Politics of Potential

Australia, Fiji and New Zealand
Author: Dominic O'Sullivan
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447339428
Category: Political Science
Page: 206
View: 2118
This is the first comprehensive integration of political theory to explain indigenous politics. It assesses how indigenous and liberal political theories interact to consider the policy implications of the indigenous right to self-determination.


International Perspectives
Author: Donald Clark,Robert Williamson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349249181
Category: Political Science
Page: 443
View: 9980
This is a significant contribution to the worldwide discussion of political self-determination as a source of socio-cultural and political hope, conflict and confusion. Inspired by Martin Ennals, long the quietly visionary Director-General of Amnesty International, the book consists of cases and penetratingly definitive analyses, culminating in trenchant recommendations for action by world bodies. With self-determination intensely at issue so widely, from the former Yugoslavia to Kashmir to Quebec, this distinguished book by a global group of experts is particularly timely.

The Politics of Nation-Building

Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities
Author: Harris Mylonas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139619810
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 6373
What drives a state's choice to assimilate, accommodate or exclude ethnic groups within its territory? In this innovative work on the international politics of nation-building, Harris Mylonas argues that a state's nation-building policies toward non-core groups - individuals perceived as an ethnic group by the ruling elite of a state - are influenced by both its foreign policy goals and its relations with the external patrons of these groups. Through a detailed study of the Balkans, Mylonas shows that how a state treats a non-core group within its own borders is determined largely by whether the state's foreign policy is revisionist or cleaves to the international status quo, and whether it is allied or in rivalry with that group's external patrons. Mylonas injects international politics into the study of nation-building, building a bridge between international relations and the comparative politics of ethnicity and nationalism.

Prairie Rising

Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention
Author: Jaskiran K Dhillon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666870
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 8551
In 2016, Canada’s newly elected federal government publically committed to reconciling the social and material deprivation of Indigenous communities across the country. Does this outward shift in the Canadian state’s approach to longstanding injustices facing Indigenous peoples reflect a “transformation with teeth,” or is it merely a reconstructed attempt at colonial Indigenous-settler relations? Prairie Rising provides a series of critical reflections about the changing face of settler colonialism in Canada through an ethnographic investigation of Indigenous-state relations in the city of Saskatoon. Jaskiran Dhillon uncovers how various groups including state agents, youth workers, and community organizations utilize participatory politics in order to intervene in the lives of Indigenous youth living under conditions of colonial occupation and marginality. In doing so, this accessibly written book sheds light on the changing forms of settler governance and the interlocking systems of education, child welfare, and criminal justice that sustain it. Dhillon’s nuanced and fine-grained analysis exposes how the push for inclusionary governance ultimately reinstates colonial settler authority and raises startling questions about the federal