The Dynamics of Secession

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of secession based on rational choice premises. From these premises, secession is seen to be the outcome of a series of collective decisions made by regional leaders and populations, and by the leaders and populations of host states. This emphasis on collective decisions serves to differentiate secession from another process that leads to the formation of political units — the fragmentation of host states The analysis explains why secession has been such a rare outcome in modern history and suggests that it will continue to be rare in the foreseeable future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-283
Number of pages17
JournalActa Sociologica
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

secession
collective decision
international leading power
fragmentation
leader
history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

The Dynamics of Secession. / Hechter, Michael.

In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1992, p. 267-283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hechter, Michael. / The Dynamics of Secession. In: Acta Sociologica. 1992 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 267-283.
@article{3eda64bc4f5843678396bf37145d67da,
title = "The Dynamics of Secession",
abstract = "This paper presents an analysis of secession based on rational choice premises. From these premises, secession is seen to be the outcome of a series of collective decisions made by regional leaders and populations, and by the leaders and populations of host states. This emphasis on collective decisions serves to differentiate secession from another process that leads to the formation of political units — the fragmentation of host states The analysis explains why secession has been such a rare outcome in modern history and suggests that it will continue to be rare in the foreseeable future.",
author = "Michael Hechter",
year = "1992",
doi = "10.1177/000169939203500401",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "35",
pages = "267--283",
journal = "Acta Sociologica",
issn = "0001-6993",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Dynamics of Secession

AU - Hechter, Michael

PY - 1992

Y1 - 1992

N2 - This paper presents an analysis of secession based on rational choice premises. From these premises, secession is seen to be the outcome of a series of collective decisions made by regional leaders and populations, and by the leaders and populations of host states. This emphasis on collective decisions serves to differentiate secession from another process that leads to the formation of political units — the fragmentation of host states The analysis explains why secession has been such a rare outcome in modern history and suggests that it will continue to be rare in the foreseeable future.

AB - This paper presents an analysis of secession based on rational choice premises. From these premises, secession is seen to be the outcome of a series of collective decisions made by regional leaders and populations, and by the leaders and populations of host states. This emphasis on collective decisions serves to differentiate secession from another process that leads to the formation of political units — the fragmentation of host states The analysis explains why secession has been such a rare outcome in modern history and suggests that it will continue to be rare in the foreseeable future.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84977044138&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84977044138&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/000169939203500401

DO - 10.1177/000169939203500401

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84977044138

VL - 35

SP - 267

EP - 283

JO - Acta Sociologica

JF - Acta Sociologica

SN - 0001-6993

IS - 4

ER -