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A Defense of Secession and Political Self-Determination

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  • CHRISTOPHER H. WELLMAN

    1. CHRISTOPHER H. WELLMAN iS Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Guilford College. His article “On Conflicts between Rights” is forthcoming in Law and Philosophy, and he is working on a booklength project, “Liberalism, Self-Determination, and Secession.” This is his debut in Philosophy & Public Affairs.
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  • I am grateful to the Institute for Humane Studies for a research grant that allowed me to write this paper. I am also indebted to Bernard Boxill, Jan Boxill, Allen Buchanan, Thomas Christiano, Will Kymlicka, David Schmidtz, Carl Wellman, and the Editors of Philosophy & Public Affairs for their helpful comments on an earlier draft.

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