Nationalism, Self-Determination and Secession

Authored by: Omar Dahbour

The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754671015
eBook ISBN: 9781315612935
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043546


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The interrelated topics addressed in this chapter have only fairly recently come to the explicit attention of large numbers of philosophers, although this recent upsurge of interest supplements and advances debates within political theory, normative international relations theory and international law. While nationalism is a phenomenon that has preoccupied historians for some time, and self-determination is a concept well known to jurists through much of the last century, philosophers have thought about these phenomena only under the duress of the end of the Cold War and the resultant shifts in political sovereignties occurring thereafter.

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