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dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:36:28Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2007-10-23T07:15:47Z
dc.identifier.issn1445386Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/15396
dc.description.abstractIn this article I locate some of the fundamental problems of self-determination within the context of an evolving international society. First, I argue that one particular manifestation of self-determination, that of national self-determination, is both a solution to the enduring problem of territorial legitimation in international relations as well as the source of subsequent challenges to territorial stability. Since the end of the Cold War, these challenges have been intimately linked with the growing number of civil wars as well as patterns of collective violence that blur the boundary between civil and inter-state war. Second, I claim that the dominant theoretical approaches to the study of world order in International Relations (IR) provide inadequate prescriptive guidance to cope with the challenges ahead. The article concludes by suggesting that, although secession may be justified under certain conditions in order to cope with the central paradox of national self-determination in international society, it is also an inadequate response. In the 21st century, the only enduring solution to the problems of self-determination is to sever the historical link between self-determination, nationalism and territorial sovereignty. In the final part of the article, I explore some of the ways in which it may be possible to transcend the tensions between territorial sovereignty and national self-determination in contemporary international relations.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMacquarie University, Division of Lawen_US
dc.publisher.placeNorth Ryde, NSWen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto49en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMacquarie Law Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360105en_US
dc.titleSelf-Determination, International Society and World Orderen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2003
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