Analysing partition: definition, classification and explanation

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Title: Analysing partition: definition, classification and explanation
Authors: O'Leary, Brendan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2175
Date: 2006
Abstract: Political partitions should be carefully distinguished from secessions, decolonisations and disengagements—though they may accompany these phenomena. Political partitions involve a fresh cut, an at least partially novel border, ripped through at least one national community’s homeland. Partitions of national and multinational polities may be distinguished, as may external and internal partitions. External partitions have been rarer than suggested in conventional accounts, and explanations of their occurrence are evaluated.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The author, 2006
Keywords: Partition;Boundaries;Secession;Decolonisation
Subject LCSH: Partition, Territorial
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Revised version of portion of a paper presented at final conference of the Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways: routes to North-South cooperation in a divided programme, City Hotel, Armagh, 19-20 January 2006.
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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