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The Tragedy and Promise of Self-Determination
Yale Law Journal (2020)
  • Brian Slattery, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
The principle of self-determination, like Janus, has two faces: negative and positive. Often understood as enabling the fracture of states into national components, the principle is better seen as facilitating the creation of multinational frameworks that foster toleration and human rights.
  • Self-Determination,
  • Federalism,
  • Multi-national States,
  • Tanzania,
  • East African Community
Publication Date
February 24, 2020
Citation Information
Brian Slattery. "The Tragedy and Promise of Self-Determination" Yale Law Journal Vol. 129 (2020)
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