Fragmentation and the International Relations of Micro-States (Hardcover)

Self-Determination and Statehood (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies #2)

By Jorri Duursma, James Crawford (Editor), John Bell (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521563604, 492pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2008

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Description

This is the first book to provide a thorough international legal account of the European micro-states. Jorri Duursma examines notions of self-determination and statehood in the context of international law, and provides solutions for problems of secession. Drawing on many unpublished documents, she tackles the important questions of what constitutes a people with a right to self-determination, and who is allowed to secede from a state, developing a novel approach to statehood and fragmentation.