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Freedom, Peace, and Secession - New Dimensions of Democracy

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This book adopts a long-term perspective to consider political self-determination, peacekeeping and the creation of political meaning. It analyzes problems in the nation-state system and assesses current issues regarding separatism and secession movements. Drawing on extensive research in the fields of political theory, democracy studies and social welfare, the book develops a framework of new rules on a fundamental level that can help nations overcome conflicts concerning borders and nationalities.  


List of contents

The Deficits of Democracy and the Need for a New Utopia - An Introduction.- Fragile World Order and a Global War of Disintegration.- The State as a Forced Community - Burdens from the Past in the Conception of Statehood.- Separatism and Self-Determination - Newly Interpreted and Newly Defined.- Freedom of Political Association - The Basic Concept.- Extended Freedom of Political Association - The Neocratic "Divisional Democracy".- Political and Moral Objections.- A Quick Guide to Peaceful Secession - The Case of Catalonia.- Model States and Guarantor States.- The Long March to New Freedom.- A New Experience of Politics and a New Contest of Political Systems.  

About the author

Burkhard Wehner is an independent scholar and theorist in economics and political science. He has developed alternative theories and political concepts of democracy, social and monetary policy, and the labor market.

Product details

Authors Burkhard Wehner
Publisher Springer, Berlin
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.01.2020
EAN 9783030395223
ISBN 978-3-0-3039522-3
No. of pages 108
Dimensions 155 mm x 235 mm x 6 mm
Weight 190 g
Illustrations VIII, 108 p. 1 illus.
Series SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Subjects Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political education

Politikwissenschaft, Wirtschaftstheorie und -philosophie, Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, grassrootsdemocracy; Referendumonindependence; Democraticlegitimacy; Independenceandseparatistmovements; Nationalism; Rightoffreeassociation; Fragmentationofthepoliticallandscape

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