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Comparative Politics

2011

Carroll College

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The Importance Of Identity And Independence: The Costs And Benefits Of Secession To Autonomous Regions, Stephani Stalcup Apr 2011

The Importance Of Identity And Independence: The Costs And Benefits Of Secession To Autonomous Regions, Stephani Stalcup

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Autonomous regions that are successful economically, culturally, and politically from their host country exist throughout Europe. Some of these regions have gained high levels of autonomy but still entertain the thought of secession, provoking the question; why do these regions find it necessary to be independent? Despite their regional success, secession or full independence is not always plausible or possible for these regions. In order to understand the costs and benefits of statehood, this paper will evaluate the costs and benefits of secession to these regions through an economic, political, legal, and cultural standpoint; discovering if the benefits of statehood ...