A New Framework
Chapter 2: Secession
This chapter provides an introduction to the process of state creation known as secession. It first describes various processes through which states can be created, such as dissolution, merger, decolonization, and secession, focusing on the latter by discussing how the process of secession impacts the existence of states. Next, the chapter distinguishes between self-determination and secession, by demonstrating how these two theories are related yet distinct. Finally, the chapter concludes that international law, in its present state, does not contain positive norms on secession, and that this state of affairs is unsatisfactory.
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