Institutional Morality and the Principle of National Self-Determination

Philosophical Studies 172 (1):207-226 (2015)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Allen Buchanan proposes a methodological framework with which theorists may evaluate different theories of secession, including the National Self-Determination theory. An important claim he makes is, because the right to secede is inherently institutional, any adequate theory of secession must include, as an integral part, an analysis of institutional morality. Because the National Self-Determination theory blatantly lacks such an analysis, Buchanan concludes that this theory is inherently flawed. In this paper, I consider Buchanan’s framework and the responses from supporters of national self-determination theory. I try to clarify the confusion shared by both parties. I conclude that, although Buchanan’s theory of institutional morality is sound, his critiques of the national self-determination theory fails.
Reprint years
2015
ISBN(s)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
LEEIMA
Revision history
Archival date: 2017-10-22
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
On Nationality.Miller, David

View all 14 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2014-01-25

Total views
260 ( #12,913 of 42,369 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
89 ( #5,744 of 42,369 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.