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Secession: The Legitimacy of Self-Determination

Secession: The Legitimacy of Self-Determination

By Lee C. Buchheit

Yale University Press, 1978, 260 pp.

The right of groups to self-determination often conflicts with the norm of the territorial integrity of states, especially in developing countries. This well-written essay in international law carefully moves between theory and case study in analyzing recent conflicts such as those in the Congo, Biafra, the African Horn and Bangladesh.