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May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: A Right to Be an Independent State?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: A Right to Be an Independent State?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

John Breuilly/ Cara Nine

 


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Recent years have seen numerous calls for independence: in Kosovo, South Sudan, Scotland, Catalonia, and in Eastern parts of Ukraine. Are all declarations of independence created equal, or are some more legitimate than others? What gives a territory the right to become an independent country, and under what conditions can a state prevent it from doing so?

 

Speakers
John Breuilly
Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity, LSE
Cara Nine
Lecturer in Philosophy, University College Cork

Chair
Peter Dennis
Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the LSE

 

 

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