The Question of SeparatismThe Question of Separatism

Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with ...

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525432890


Page: 192

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Jane Jacobs, writing from her adoptive country, uses the problems facing an independence-seeking Quebec and Canada as a whole to examine the universal problem of sovereignty and autonomy that nations great and small have struggled with throughout history. Using Norway’s relatively peaceful divorce from Sweden as an example, Jacobs contends that Canada and Canadians—Quebecois and Anglophones alike—can learn important lessons from similar sovereignty questions of the past.

Territorial Separatism in Global PoliticsTerritorial Separatism in Global Politics

This volume examines the various aspects of territorial separatism, focusing on how and why separatist movements arise.

Author: Damien Kingsbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317631385


Page: 194

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This volume examines the various aspects of territorial separatism, focusing on how and why separatist movements arise. Featuring essays by leading scholars from different disciplinary perspectives, the book aims to situate the question of separatism within the broader socio-political context of the international system, arguing that a set of historical events as well as local, regional, and global dynamics have converged to provide the catalysts that often trigger separatist conflicts. In addition, the book marks progress towards a new conceptual framework for the study of territorial separatism, by linking the survival of communities in international politics with the effective control of territory and the consequent creation of new polities. Separatist conflicts challenge conventional wisdom concerning conflict resolution within the context of international relations by unpacking a number of questions with regard to conflict transformation. Through the use of case studies, including Cyprus, the Rakhine state in Myanmar, the Shia separatism in Iraq, the Uighurs in China and the case of East Timor, the volume addresses key issues including the role of democracy, international law, intervention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the creation of new political entities. The book will be of much interest to students of Intra-StateConflict, Conflict Resolution, International Law, Security Studies and International Relations.


Fifth and finally , we turn to the question that is most commonly posed with
respect to the Czechoslovakian case : Why did it happen that this country , almost
alone , broke up without violence ? Is there a lesson here for separatists in other

Author: Metta Spencer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847685853


Page: 338

View: 655

This book offers a comparative view of nine historic separatist movements, some of which have achieved the break-up of an empire or a state, and others that to date have not. The authors analyze the long term effects of secession: after partition, ethnic strife typically continues for generations; minorities decline in status; and democracy and human rights are derogated.

Emergence of Minorities in the Middle EastEmergence of Minorities in the Middle East

Our opening example shows, however, that the connection between separatism
and minorities is not self—evident. ... The first part ofthe chapter argues that the
question of separatism, infisaliyya, was used in the nationalist press in order to ...

Author: Benjamin Thomas White

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688937


Page: 256

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This book uses a study of Syria under the French mandate to show what historical developments led people to start describing themselves and others as 'minorities'.

The Tension Between Group Rights and Human RightsThe Tension Between Group Rights and Human Rights

This confirms hypothesis 4: supporting separatism is largely seen as an
extension of minority rights, especially for the subordinate titular groups. To
answer the more exploratory question regarding the effects of the territorialisation
of the ...

Author: Koen De Feyter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847314413


Page: 318

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The discussion of group rights, while always a part of the human rights discourse, has been gaining importance in the past decade. This discussion, which remains fundamental to a full realisation by the international community of its international human rights goals, requires careful analysis and empirical research. The present volume offers a great deal of material for both. It makes a strong case in favour of a multidisciplinary approach to human rights and explores the origins and social, anthropological and legal/political dimensions of human rights and internationally recognised group rights. It explores legal issues such as the reservations to international treaties and methodological questions, including the question of deliberative processes which allow seemingly absolute requirements of human rights to be reconciled with culturally sensitive norms prevailing within various groups. The discussion continues by looking at specific contexts, including the situations of women, school communities, ethnic and linguistic minorities, migrant communities and impoverished groups. The final part of the volume examines the 'state of play' of human rights and group rights in international law, in international relations and in the context of internationally sponsored development policies. Here the authors offer a meticulous and critical presentation of the legal regulation of human rights and group rights and point to numerous weaknesses which continue to exist and which call for additional work by legal thinkers and practitioners.

Ontology of PrejudiceOntology of Prejudice

... Perhaps socio - political solutions underlying the dialectical dilemma of racial
identity may be broached by addressing the question of separatism . Should
separatism among races be socially promoted , discouraged , or just respected ?

Author: Jon Mills

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042002859


Page: 198

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This book offers a bold and controversial new thesis regarding the nature of prejudice. The authors' central claim is that prejudice is not simply learned, rather it is predisposed in all human beings and is thus the foundation for ethical valuation. They aim to destroy the illusion that prejudice is merely the result of learned beliefs, socially conditioned attitudes, or pathological states of development. Contrary to traditional accounts, prejudice itself is not a negative attribute of human nature, rather it is the necessary precondition for the self and civilization to emerge. Defined as the preferential self-expression of valuation, prejudice gives rise to greater existential complexities and novelties that elevate selfhood and society to higher states of ethical realization. Rather than offer another contribution that highlights the destructive nature of prejudice, Mills and Polanowski address the ontological, psychological, and dialectical origins of prejudice as it manifests itself in the process of selfhood and culture. They provide an original conceptualization of the phenomenology of prejudice and its dialectical instantiation in the ontology of the individual, worldhood, and the very structures of subjectivity. As a unique synthesis of psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, Heideggerian existential ontology, and Whiteheadian process philosophy, prejudice is the indispensable ground for humanity to actualize its highest potentiality-for-Being. The striking result is (1) a revolutionary theory of human nature, (2) a new ethical system, and (3) the elevation of dialectical ethics to the domain of metaphysics.

An Island in the Lake of FireAn Island in the Lake of Fire

... among fundamentalists over the question of separatism. Since the days of the
fundamentalistmodernist controversy, many fundamentalists, such as William B.
Riley, had elected to stay within their denominations and fight modernism there.

Author: Mark Taylor Dalhouse

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820340968


Page: 224

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The Religious Right's most dogmatic and resolute faction has its roots in three generations of the Bob Jones family of Greenville, South Carolina. An Island in the Lake of Fire is the first in-depth history of this militantly separatist, ultrafundamentalist dynasty to be written by an "outsider" with the Joneses' cooperation. Mark Taylor Dalhouse focuses on Bob Jones University (BJU) and the three colorful, charismatic Jones patriarchs, who, in succession, have led the school. Founded in 1927, BJU has a student population of five thousand; in addition, it boasts thousands more loyal, well-placed alumni not only in pulpits and Christian day schools across the country but also in elective offices and major corporations. Through their BJU network, and by their vigilance as self-appointed theological watchdogs, the Joneses have, since the 1950s, played a pivotal role in defining the extreme limits of American religious and cultural conservatism. Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell (whom Bob Jones Jr. labeled the "most dangerous man in America") are among the leading figures who have not measured up to BJU's fundamentalist standards. The defining doctrine at BJU, says Dalhouse, is separation from secularism in the modern world. Drawing on interviews with Bob Jones Jr., Bob Jones III, and others at BJU, as well as on hitherto inaccessible archival sources at the school, Dalhouse discusses the school's separatism in light of such factors as its refusal to seek accreditation and the stringent codes of dress, conduct, and even thought to which BJU students submit themselves. Attuned to the ironies and contradictions of the Joneses' separatist enterprise, Dalhouse points to the high proportion of accounting and finance degrees awarded at BJU, the school's widely admired cinema department (which has a Cannes Film Festival award to its name), and its nationally acclaimed Baroque and Renaissance art gallery. Dalhouse also challenges some widely held impressions about BJU that have circulated among its detractors, including assumptions about the regional makeup of the student body, and about the prospects of BJU students to gain entry into graduate programs at other schools. Filled with insights into the attitudes and personalities of the Joneses, An Island in the Lake of Fire offers a unique window into their influential, yet generally unrecognized, place in right-wing Christianity.

Luce Irigaray and the Question of the DivineLuce Irigaray and the Question of the Divine

Her emphasis upon the radical alterity of the feminine, along with the significance
she attributes to relations among women, suggested the need for a separatism.
These affinities were compounded by Irigaray's insistence upon the need to ...

Author: Alison Martin

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 1902653300


Page: 233

View: 663

This study examines Luce Irigaray's oeuvre through the question of the divine, focusing upon her contention that women need a female divine if they are about to become subjects. It attempts to demonstrate that the issue of the divine should not be considered as one aspect of her thought but that it is central to her philosophy of sexual difference. Hence Irigaray's critique of patriarchy is presented as a critique of the dominance of a religion of masculinity that favours a single universal. Her proposal for two sexed universal divines is explored, along with her specific suggestions for female divine ideals. Particular emphasis is given to her engagements with Marx, Nietzsche, and Hegelianism, and to the mode of her adoption of Christianity. The study applauds the radical profundity of Irigaray's philosophy of sexual difference, while remaining critical of the universalism in her notion of the divine for the doubt it casts upon the realization of a sexed culture.

The Queer QuestionThe Queer Question

Jane Jacobs quotes his dictum in her book , The Question of Separatism :
Québéc and the Struggle Over Sovereignty , and she points out that his view
became the common sense of the later Enlightenment : “ People always seem to
want to ...

Author: Scott Tucker

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896085775


Page: 257

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In The Queer Question: Essays on Desire and Democracy, Scott Tucker issues a fierce clarion call to radicals and queers to be true to the democratic potential of the United States.

Black Separatism and Social RealityBlack Separatism and Social Reality

This book, with its diversity of contributors, represents a range of perspectives,
ideas, orientations, and ideologies that all directly or indirectly address the
question of black separatism – pro and con – from the vantage point of their own
realities ...

Author: Raymond L. Hall

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483151595


Page: 298

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Black Separatism and Social Reality: Rhetoric and Reason deals with the contemporary debate over black separatism in America. It brings together for the first time many of the perspectives, ideas, orientations, and ideologies that all directly or indirectly address the question of black separatism — pro and con — from the vantage point of their own realities. It raises fundamental issues that have recurred throughout the last century and continue unabated today, such as whether black Americans should seek their political destiny apart from white Americans, or whether economic growth within the black community can eventually lead to true ""black power."" This book is comprised of 31 chapters and begins with a historical overview and social reality of black separatism in America, how and why black separatist movements emerge and why separatism appeals to some individuals and not to others. The next section explores the similarities of white racist assumptions and black separatism as well as the arguments for and against separatism. The prospects of black separatism are analyzed, along with Pan-Africanism and black studies. A comprehensive review of the history of separatist thought and a bibliography concerning the relation of Afro-Americans with Africa are presented. The possibility of a violent confrontation between whites and blacks is also considered. Finally, the book ponders the question of whether there is a need for a distinct, ""black"" social science. This monograph will appeal to sociologists, social scientists, political scientists, politicians, blacks, and scholars of black studies.

Quebec the Challenge of IndependenceQuebec the Challenge of Independence

A Note on the Methodology In examining the way Separatism operates , the need
to distinguish between those circumstances which give rise ... The question that
seemed most important was the one never asked : How does Separatism work ?

Author: Anne Griffin

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838631355


Page: 220

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This psycho-social examination of the Quebecois separatist movement is based on extensive interviews with a variety of persons. Its surprising results include the discovery that a desire for economic improvement or enhanced political power rarely motivates participation in the movement.

Ukrainian Canadians Multiculturalism and Separatism An AssessmentUkrainian Canadians Multiculturalism and Separatism An Assessment

Further on the question of separatism , I think that clearly separatism is felt by
Quebecers to be an internal matter , and I agree with them to the extent that all
kinds of proposals are made for a referendum right across Canada . On the other

Author: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Publisher: Published for the Canadian Institute of Ukarinian Studies by the University of Alberta Press

ISBN: UVA:X000084741


Page: 177

View: 702

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The Ties That DivideThe Ties That Divide

Third, I present multivariate analyses to assess which group attributes influence
the assistance they receive. Testable Hypotheses Vulnerability While this
argument generally predicts that vulnerable states are less likely to support
separatism, ...

Author: Stephen M. Saideman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506274


Page: 348

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Ethnic conflicts have created crises within NATO and between NATO and Russia, produced massive flows of refugees, destabilized neighboring countries, and increased the risk of nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Interventions have cost the United States, the United Nations, and other actors billions of dollars. While scholars and policymakers have devoted considerable attention to this issue, the question of why states take sides in other countries' ethnic conflicts has largely been ignored. Most attention has been directed at debating the value of particular techniques to manage ethnic conflict, including partition, prevention, mediation, intervention, and the like. However, as the Kosovo dispute demonstrated, one of the biggest obstacles to resolving ethnic conflicts is getting the outside actors to cooperate. This book addresses this question. Saideman argues that domestic political competition compels countries to support the side of an ethnic conflict with which constituents share ethnicities. He applies this argument to the Congo Crisis, the Nigerian Civil War, and Yugoslavia's civil wars. He then applies quantitative analyses to ethnic conflicts in the 1990s. Finally, he discusses recent events in Kosovo and whether the findings of these case studies apply more broadly.

The Story of the English SeparatistsThe Story of the English Separatists

... to notice its connection with the earlier English ' rotestantism before tracing its
connection with separatism . a rin The English Reformation was , from the
beginning ... The question of vestments was not Ritu aku a M . then , and it is not
now , a ...

Author: Alexander MacKennal




Page: 135

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Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and AsiaSecessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia

by the presentation of options. For many years, a straight question about whether
the respondent would vote for independence has gained substantially more
support than one that compares independence with various options for

Author: Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205866


Page: 264

View: 750

The boundaries between secessionism and separatism are often blurred, and in many cases study of secessionism encompasses that of separatism and vice versa. Recognising this inherent relationship, this book provides a comparative survey of recent attempts at secession and separatist movements from across Europe and Asia, and assesses the responses of the respective host governments. The essays address two main questions which arise from the relationship between state governments and secessionist movements: first, how secessionist or separatist movements gather support and mobilize their target populations and second, how central political authorities respond to the challenges that secessionist or separatist movements pose to their capacity to control the country. With political analysis of recent cases ranging from the Balkans, the USSR, the UK and the Basque Country, to Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Tibet and Taiwan, the authors identify both similarities and differences in the processes and outcomes of secessionist and separatist movements across the two distinct regions. This volume will be an invaluable resource for those who wish to understand the dynamics of secessionist movements and as such will appeal to students and scholars of Asian and European politics, comparative politics, international relations and conflict studies. It will also be helpful to practitioners and policy-makers who wish to understand and contribute to the resolution of such conflicts.

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism FederalismRoutledge Handbook of Regionalism Federalism

aComparative. Provincial Policy in Canada«, in C. Dunn (ed.) Provinces:
Canadian Provincial Politics (Peterborough: Broadview Press), 401¥22. Jacobs,
Jane (1980) The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the Struggle over
Sovereignty ...

Author: John Loughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136727696


Page: 640

View: 294

Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Who s Who of Canadian Women 1999 2000Who s Who of Canadian Women 1999 2000

... The Question of Separatism ( 1980 ) ; Cities and the Wealth of Nations ( 1984 )
; The Girl on the Hat ( children's fiction , 1989 ) ; Systems of Survival : A Dialogue
( 1993 ) ; A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska : The Story of Hannah Bruce ( 1995 ) .

Author: Gillian Holmes

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0920966551


Page: 1169

View: 599

Who's Who of Canadian Women is a guide to the most powerfuland innovative women in Canada. Celebrating the talents and achievement of over 3,700 women, Who's Who of Canadian Women includes women from all over Canada, in all fields, including agriculture, academia, law, business, politics, journalism, religion, sports and entertainment. Each biography includes such information as personal data, education, career history, current employment, affiliations, interests and honours. A special comment section reveals personal thoughts, goals, and achievements of the profiled individual. Entries are indexed by employment of affilitation for easy reference. Published every two years, Who's Who of Canadian Women selects its biographees on merit alone. This collection is an essential resource for all those interested in the achievements of Canadian women.