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Freedom, Peace, and Secession

New Dimensions of Democracy


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)

About this book


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.  



Grassroots democracy Referendum on independence Democratic legitimacy Independence and separatist movements Nationalism Right of free association Fragmentation of the political landscape

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Horst i. HolsteinGermany

About the authors

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.

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