The Limits of Self-Determination

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The Limits of Self-Determination
In Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science, the term “self-determination” is defined as: “A principal of international law that grants all peoples/ nations the right to determine their political status and pursue their economic, social, and cultural development free from external domination or interference (486). This precise definition is, however, misleading. The reason being, the sub-terms that connect the general definition – “all peoples” and “free from external domination,” being examples – are very ambiguous. Who and what exactly are a “people”? And who are the players in the dynamic of external domination – who are the oppressors and who are the oppressed? Much of the difficulty...
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..... reason, an intermediary form of government should be sought before recourse to the creation of another state.
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