National and Regional Autonomy

  • Bill JordanEmail author


All over the world, established political units are coming under pressure from movements for independence of their constituent nations or regions. Within the exit of the UK from the European Union, there is the campaign for Scottish independence and the continuing strife over Northern Ireland; Catalonia wants independence from Spain, Hong Kong from China and Russian minorities from Ukraine and the Baltic states, to say nothing of the seemingly endless conflicts in Syria, now also involving Turkey. This chapter will seek to explain the issues of disintegration at stake in these struggles.


Disintegration Regional autonomy National boundaries Self-rule 


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  1. 1.ExeterUK

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