Self-determination of peoples and plural-ethnic states : secession and state succession and the alternative, federal option (Volume 294)
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Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

Volume: 294

Brill | Nijhoff, Leiden | Boston, 2002

Abstract

Edward McWhinney, Professor emeritus of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, retraces the historical origins of peoples' self-determination by taking as its starting point the national self-determination that can be traced back to the French revolution. The question of the self-determination of peoples is often resolved within the framework of the nation-state. But what if the State is a plural-ethnic State?

Professor McWhinney first examines peoples' s…

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McWhinney, Edward, “Self-determination of peoples and plural-ethnic states : secession and state succession and the alternative, federal option (Volume 294)”, in: Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-8096_pplrdc_ej.9789041118561.167_263>
First published online: 2002



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