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Self-determination and secession: A 21st Century Challenge to the Post-colonial State in Africa
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Two approaches have characterised analysis of the postcolonial state in Africa. One emphasises the territorial integrity of the postcolonial state, with inherited colonial borders being viewed as sacrosanct and state-centred rights being given primacy. The other questions the sacrosanctity of colonial borders and seeks to promote the primacy of people-centred rights. The increasing frequency in recent years of quests for self-determination and secession in Africa poses an existential challenge to the postcolonial state on that continent. This Policy Note addresses this emerging trend.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2012. , 4 p.
NAI Policy Notes, ISSN 1654-6695 ; 2012/5
Keyword [en]
Independence, Self-determination, Decolonization, Secession, Boundaries, Nation-building, Post-colonialism, Sovereignty
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1601ISBN: 978-91-7106-730-2OAI: diva2:567296
Available from: 2012-11-12 Created: 2012-11-12 Last updated: 2012-11-13Bibliographically approved

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