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Unrecognized States and Secession in the 21st Century

Editors: Riegl, Martin, Doboš, Bohumil (Eds.)

  • Offers novel theoretical and empirical findings on the issue of unrecognized states and secession 
  • Presents an approach to conceptualizing unrecognized states 
  • Highlights selected case studies on various secessionist regions and territories
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This book presents novel theoretical and empirical findings on the issue of unrecognized states and secession. The first part of the book conceptualizes unrecognized states as entities with a national identity and which have achieved political independence, yet are not internationally recognized as independent states. It also addresses topics such as the role of superpowers in secessionist conflicts, ontological security in post-Soviet states, and factors influencing the legitimacy of secession referenda. In turn, the book’s second part presents selected case studies on various secessionist regions and territories, including Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Kosovo, and Bougainville. 

About the authors

Martin Riegl is an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He is a coordinator of the Geopolitical Studies and International Economic and Political Studies Master´s programmes and one of heads of the Geopolitical Studies Research Centre. His area of expertise comprises issues of state failure, unrecognized states, state recognition, and secession as well as general geopolitics with focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Bohumil Doboš is a PhD student at the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He is also a coordinator of the Geopolitical Studies Research Centre. His main areas of expertise are neomedieval geopolitics, territoriality of non-state actors, and astropolitics. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Secession and Recognition in the Twenty-first Century

    Berg, Eiki (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Making Peace with De Facto States

    Caspersen, Nina

    Pages 11-22

  • Unrecognized States and National Identity

    Fabry, Mikulas

    Pages 23-33

  • Ontological Security of the Post-Soviet de Facto States

    Jakša, Urban

    Pages 35-51

  • Contemporary Referendum on Independence (RI) and Linguistic Aspects of an Intelligible Referendum Question (RQ)

    Rosůlek, Přemysl

    Pages 53-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unrecognized States and Secession in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Martin Riegl
  • Bohumil Doboš
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56913-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56913-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56912-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 225
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