© 1996


International Perspectives

  • Donald Clark
  • Robert Williamson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Self-Determination: Right or Demon?

    1. Rodolfo Stavenhagen
      Pages 1-11
  3. Self-Determination in the Post-Colonial Era

  4. The Concept of Self-Determination in the New World Order

  5. Relationship of Ethnicity, Language and Religion to Demands for Self-Determination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Evelyn Kallen
      Pages 113-123
    3. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
      Pages 124-140
    4. David Little
      Pages 141-154
  6. Today’s Realities: Case Studies in Self-Determination and their Lessons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Robert Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
      Pages 200-213
  7. The Disintegration of a State System: The Cases of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union

  8. Competing Claims for Self-Determination: Québec and Aboriginal Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275

About this book


This is a significant contribution to the worldwide discussion of political self-determination as a source of socio-cultural and political hope, conflict and confusion. Inspired by Martin Ennals, long the quietly visionary Director-General of Amnesty International, the book consists of cases and penetratingly definitive analyses, culminating in trenchant recommendations for action by world bodies. With self-determination intensely at issue so widely, from the former Yugoslavia to Kashmir to Quebec, this distinguished book by a global group of experts is particularly timely.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Donald Clark
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert Williamson
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of SaskatchewanCanada
  3. 3.University of Saskatchewan’s International CommitteeCanada

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