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Author Ker-Lindsay, James, 1972-

Title The foreign policy of counter secession : preventing the recognition of contested states / James Ker-Lindsay
Edition 1st ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 215 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Secession and Recognition in International Politics""; ""2. Current Cases of Contested Secession""; ""3. Reasons for Contesting Secession and Preventing Recognition""; ""4. Planning and Implementing a Counter-Recognition Strategy""; ""5. Preventing State Recognition""; ""6. The Role of International Organizations""; ""7. Judicial Bodies and Counter Recognition""; ""Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""
""R""""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Summary How do states prevent the recognition of territories that have unilaterally declared independence? At a time when the issue of secession is becoming increasingly significant on the world stage, this is the first book to consider this crucial question. Analysing the efforts of the governments of Serbia, Georgia, and Cyprus to prevent the international recognition of Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and northern Cyprus the work draws on in depth interviews with a number of leadingpolicy makers to explain how each of the countries has designed, developed, and implemented its counter secession strategies. After explaining how the principle of the territorial integrity of states has tended to take precedence over the right of self-determination, it examines the range of wayscountries facing a separatist threat can prevent recognition by other states and considers the increasingly important role played by international and regional organisations, especially the United Nations, in the recognition process. Additionally, it shows how forms of legitimisation or acknowledgement are also central elements of any counter-recognition process, and why steps to prevent secessionist entities from participating in major sporting and cultural bodies are given so much attention. Finally, it questions the effects of these counter recognition efforts on attempts to solve these territorial conflicts. Drawing on history, politics, and international law this book is the first and only comprehensive account of this increasingly important field of foreign policy
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on Oct. 2, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject International relations
Separatist movements
World politics
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191611972 (electronic bk.)
1283602008 (MyiLibrary)
9780191611971 (electronic bk.)
9781283602006 (MyiLibrary)