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National Secession: Persuasion and Violence in Independence Campaigns

Philip G. Roeder


National Secession asks which projects for new nation-states give rise to campaigns that cause discord—and sometimes mayhem—in the politics of existing states. This has been explained by identities, grievances, greed, and tactical-logistical opportunities. Yet, under the strategic constraints faced by most national-secession campaigns, the essential element in almost all campaigns is the ability of the campaign’s program to coordinate expectations within a platform population on a common goal so that independence becomes the only viable option. In their strategy of programmatic coordination, w ... More

Keywords: national secession, protracted intense struggle, campaign, strategy of programmatic coordination, programmatic approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501725982
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501725982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip G. Roeder, author
University of California, San Diego