Self-determination and secession: A 21st Century Challenge to the Post-colonial State in Africa
2012 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
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
Independence, Self-determination, Decolonization, Secession, Boundaries, Nation-building, Post-colonialism, Sovereignty
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1601ISBN: 978-91-7106-730-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1601DiVA: diva2:567296